Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) downplayed former President Donald Trump’s alarming remarks about urging Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to other NATO countries.

“He doesn’t talk like a traditional politician,” Rubio said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. “We’ve already been through this. You think people would have figured it out.”

At a Saturday rally in Conway, South Carolina, Trump, a NATO critic, said that the alliance was “busted” until his presidency. Trump also recounted a discussion with an unspecified “president of a big country,” specifically claiming he would support a Russian attack against members that didn’t pay enough for defense spending.

“No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want,” Trump, who has, ironically, been scrutinized for not paying bills, said.

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      123 months ago

      For no other reason than to test what should be happening to this traitorous fucking rat, I wish we could sort of “copy” Trumps situation into a normal person. A normal person with all his legal/financial problems, accusations, the evidence against him, etc. I just want to know what would happen if the law wasn’t a two faced bitch. Because I can almost guarantee that, without the cult of personality or the political backing, republicans would be calling for this normal person to be swinging in the gallows.