Rubio: "I Will Act As a Check and Balance" Against Trump; Running For President Again in 2020 "Not My Plan"

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In an interview with the editorial board of The Miami Herald, Sen. Marco Rubio talked about his decision to run for another term in the Senate, his bid for the presidency and a potential Donald Trump presidency. Rubio said he stood by remarks he made during his presidential campaign, including calling Trump a 'con man.'

"I do believe whoever wins the presidency you're going to have to have a Senate willing to confront bad ideas from the White House," Rubio said. "And in the U.S. Senate race in Florida, I am the only one running who has proved and said that they will act as a check and balance on whoever the president is even if it is a president from my own party."

Before he decided to seek reelection to the U.S. Senate, Rubio said he was going to "step out" of politics and run for the presidency again in four or eight years. Rubio acknowledged he is in on of the toughest races in the country and complained he doesn't "control what's happening at the top of the ticket."

"I've basically gotten into one of the toughest races in the country, on almost the very last second possible, in an environment where I don't control what’s happening at the top of the ticket,” Rubio said. “The easier thing for me to have done -- in fact, what I was thinking about, is running again in four to eight years -- is just to step out of politics, stay engaged and involved and run again."

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