This bro thought he was brilliant when he asked this question to Rubio. He probably regrets that decision now that he’s ‘internet famous’.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) represented the United States at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru this weekend.
A Cuban journalist asked him this question:
The central theme of the summit is the fight corruption. I wonder if the influence lobbyists hold on politicians was in the agenda, specifically the NRA from whom you’ve received more than $3 million. What do you say to your voters from Lima? Will you continue to accept money from that organization? What do you say to the Parkland victims?
Whoa! That guy is posing the same question to Rubio that has been asked time and time again by high school students.
He’s grandstanding and using the Parkland shooting to make a point that the United States is ‘corrupt’.
And this bro is from Cuba?
He’s lucky that they let him off the island!
Here’s the little factoid that this so-called ‘journalist’ forgot about in his ‘gotcha’ question… he is not a traumatized school kid. He is an adult and should be able to handle an adult answer.
Rubio gives him exactly that.
He starts out with a gentle nudge that perhaps this wasn’t the best tactic for a Cuban journalist to take.
I’m glad you can come here and freely express yourself, and I welcome you.
I think this is important because I am willing to answer questions in an open forum where you can have discrepancies.
There are people in my country that don’t agree with how the Second Amendment of the Constitution is interpreted. Those people who are in disagreement with my stance on this issue have a right to vote against me.
Even though I won the elections, in my country, those that disagree with me on that topic can vote against me. Millions voted against me, but millions more voted in my favor.
That’s my greatest desire. My wish is that Cuba, Venezuela, and every other country who has differences can decide them in the polls. Not through violence, not through illegitimate political movements. That’s what I wish.
At the end of the day, I think that in a free society, those who have disagreements with the political stance can vote against that politician. In 5 years, I will have to run again.
The journalist interrupts and reiterates the question, ‘Will you continue to accept the money?’
Here’s Sen. Rubio’s badass response:
It’s simple. In the United States, in comparison to Cuba, we have a free press. The press can question and criticize me all they want, and they do so daily. I’m glad we’re able to hold a debate, because in Cuba you can’t have a debate. The answer is that in the U.S. the people know my stance. We also have transparency on who donates and who doesn’t. Yes, I support the Second Amendment and those people who support that Amendment support me. Those who don’t support it can vote against me. I wish you could also do that in Cuba, because you can’t.
Every communist-loving, Cuban regime-supporting leftist should watch that exchange to understand the major difference between America and Cuba — Freedom.
What Jim Acosta, Rachel Maddow and the Rest of The Media (D) STILL haven’t figured out yet is why we call them ‘Fake News’.
Let’s spell it out for them. In a shirt.
Because you know they won’t be able to figure it out on their own.
There’s a ladies’ version…
And a men’s version…
The problem isn’t just the lies they tell…
It’s the truth they DON’T tell…
And the opinions laced right through them.
And the best part? This shirt is made in the USA, printed in the USA, on an American-Made t-shirt press!
*** VETERAN OPERATED ***