Sen. Marco Rubio says if he could do it all over again he wouldn't have gone personal with insults to Donald Trump.
"At the end of the day, you know it's not something I'm entirely proud of," the Florida Republican told MSNBC during a town hall airing Wednesday night. "My kids were embarrassed by it, and if I had to do it again, I wouldn't."
But Rubio told NBC's Chuck Todd in a clip released early by the network that aside from the personal insults, Rubio stands behind his attacks on Trump's business record.
He repeated the regret in an interview with Fox's Megyn Kelly filmed before a live audience at his rally (in Hialeah, Florida) Wednesday evening.OK, let us not dance around it. Rubio said: "You Know What They Say About Men With Small Hands -- (pause) -- You Can't Trust Them."
It was a dumb remark -- childish -- and on Tuesday, voters rewarded Rubio with exactly zero of the 150 delegates up for grabs.
Well, it is not as if Trump never insulted anyone. Difference is, he does not apologize after he loses.
Politics ain't beanbag. But if you are going to hit below the belt, don't wuss out later with regrets.