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“I’d do it differently,” the senator said, reflecting on his failed campaign.
REGRETS

Watch: Marco Rubio looks like a beaten man as he apologizes for his anti-Trump insults

By Jake Flanagin

Marco Rubio is losing, and losing badly. The Florida senator is trailing Republican frontrunner Donald Trump by as many as 20 points in his home state—a primary that is absolutely crucial to the survival of Rubio’s campaign.

This might be why the senator’s latest sit-down with Fox News in Miami last night (March 9) sounded so much like a post-mortem for a failed campaign. He told Megyn Kelly he regretted getting personal in his attacks on Donald Trump—an abrupt turn toward insult comedy that appears to have totally backfired, decimating Rubio’s support while strengthening the New York billionaire.

“My kids were embarrassed by it. My wife didn’t like it. I don’t think it reflects good. That’s not who I am,” Rubio told Kelly. “I’d do it differently—on the personal stuff. I’m not telling you he didn’t deserve it, but that’s not who I am and that’s not what I want to be,” he added. “I want to be a good example, I want my kids to be proud of me, and I don’t think it reflected well on my faith.”

His remarks come at the 4:30 mark in the video below.