Marco Rubio hits out at speculations about his future, says the media is lying about him being 'at sea'

The former presidential candidate was keen to point out the ‘unnamed sources’ who he said did not know him at all


Rachael Revesz
New York
Wednesday 18 May 2016 18:32 BST
Mr Rubio quit the presidential race in March
Mr Rubio quit the presidential race in March (AP)

Florida senator Marco Rubio has repeatedly hit out at the media for claiming that the former presidential candidate is undecided about his future.

In a series of tweets, the ex-rival to Donald Trump accused various media outlets of using “unnamed sources” to dish details on his career plans, while he claimed he did not know what they were talking about.

He said the only announcement he has made "like 1000 times" is that he will be a "private citizen".

He pointed to a Washington Post article by Chris Cillizza, which named Mr Rubio as one of five people who would not be Mr Trump’s vice presidential nominee and that claimed he was "betwixt and between" about his future in politics.

“Funny to read about unnamed “people close” to me who claim to know my thinking on future plans. They just make it up,” he said.

Another source in an article claimed Mr Rubio was “a bit at sea in terms of his next step politically”.

Mr Cizzilla then spoke to veteran Florida political reporter Marc Caputo, who said Mr Rubio has not had much opportunity to go sailing recently so he will be “headed to the Atlantic Ocean soon”.

Mr Caputo said Mr Rubio will end up working in the private sector in Miami to add to his “round out resume”.

“The paid speaking circuit is almost a guarantee. And so is stumping for other candidates,” he added.

Mr Rubio has become noticeably more free in his posts on social media since he quit the presidential race, taking a break from tweeting altogether and then complaining about the types of reclining seats on airplanes.

It is yet to be seen whether Mr Rubio will run for the position of Florida governor in 2018, or whether he would run again for president in 2020 if Mr Trump loses the election.

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