Rubio: Presidency Will Reshape Trump

If Donald Trump becomes president, he will tone down his incendiary language and extreme proposals, according to Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Newsmax reported that the lawmaker, one of Trump’s rivals during the GOP primaries, also told WGN radio on Wednesday that Congress could act as a “check” on the billionaire businessman.

Rubio explained that upon becoming the commander in chief, “you start to have access to information that perhaps you didn't have before, especially for someone that's never been in politics.” He said that “starts to impact your views a little bit.”

The senator predicted that “as (Trump) settles into this role as the nominee and ultimately the president, access to these issues is going to begin to, in some ways, kind of shape some of the policy positions given reality versus perhaps what you might read about on a blog somewhere.”

Rubio suggested he is supporting his party’s candidate because the Democratic nominee would be worse. “We know exactly what we are going to get with Hillary Clinton,” the senator said. “We’ve seen it throughout her time in public service. It’s more of the same types of policies. We know exactly what we are going to get from her. To me, that’s even more concerning.”

If nothing else, Congress could rein in a President Trump, according to Rubio. “I view the Senate as a place that can always act as a check and balance on whoever the next president is,” he told WGN.

Source: Newsmax
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