Rubio, 44, trails several other Republicans in the race for the party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential election but has seen his numbers rise in recent public opinion polls.
While Trump seems to have focused his energy at the Rubio campaign of late, it may not be enough to sway more voters or keep the ones he has.
During a “New Day” interview Tuesday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo told Trump that Rubio’s campaign responded to his stunt gift by mocking Trump for losing steam at the end of CNN’s lengthy, three-hour debate in September.
Donald Trump has sent a “care package” to Republican presidential rival Senator Marco Rubio.
Mr. Trump has also said of Mr. Rubio that he’s never seen a young guy sweat so much, and his campaign this week sent Mr. Rubio’s camp a few bottles of water with Mr. Trump’s face on them as a prank.
According to CNN, which appears to have been first in reporting the story, the package came with a note that read, “Since you’re always sweating, we thought you could use a few water”. The towels, the staffer confirmed, were “for him sweating”.
“He shouldn’t even be running in this race, as far as I’m concerned”, Trump added.
Playing Gunga Din is not his only tactic.
Speaking in New York City to tech enthusiasts, Rubio praised the “disruptive” companies but said such businesses and the people who work for them are unfairly burdened by a meddlesome and “out of touch” government. He’s drinking water, water, water. “And I only sweat when it’s hot”.
He’s attacked former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina on the basis of her looks, and former Florida governor Jeb Bush for being a “low-energy” candidate.