'Spineless' Marco Rubio gets torn to shreds over latest excuse for Trump asking China to investigate Biden
Marco Rubio (AFP Photo/Rhona Wise)

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Monday unveiled a fresh excuse for President Donald Trump's request that the Chinese government launch an investigation into his political rivals.

Last week, Rubio said that Trump was simply joking and trying to get a reaction out of the media when he openly called on China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who is one of the president's potential rivals in the 2020 election.

Now Rubio is conceding that what Trump did was "wrong" -- but he says we shouldn't be too concerned about it because China likely won't follow the president's suggestion.

"POTUS asking China to investigate Biden is wrong, but it isn’t going to happen," Rubio wrote on Twitter.

Rubio's latest effort to excuse Trump's behavior did not go over well with his Twitter followers -- check out the reactions below.