If there’s one thing Marco Rubio and Donald Trump have in common it’s that they really hate protesters at their campaign rallies. At a rally this morning in Virginia, Rubio’s supporters got a little pushy when a protester holding a sign that said “Marco—Empty Suit” was spotted in the crowd, according to NBC staffer Alexandria Jaffe.
Intense moment here when a protester waving a sign "Marco—Empty Suit" started shouting & was roughed up a bit by Rubio supporters
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) February 28, 2016
The protester was allegedly pushed around and a scuffle broke out. Rubio actually commented on it from the podium saying, “This world is growing more dangerous—and apparently, so is this rally.”
"The world is growing more dangerous — and apparently, so is this rally," Rubio says as protesters tussle with his supporters.
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) February 28, 2016
Rubio then tried to brush the whole thing off with a joke about Donald Trump’s University, according to Politico’s Anna Palmer. “Ladies and gentlemen, the valedictorian of Trump University,” Rubio said.
Rubio protester removed after holding up "empty suit." Rubio responds with humor – calls him valedictorian of Trump Univ.
— Anna Palmer (@apalmerdc) February 28, 2016
Check out the ordeal on the Vine below: