February 26, 2016 8:27 AM EST

White House hopeful Marco Rubio is not going easy on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump after turning his fire on the Republican frontrunner in Thursday night‘s debate.

In an interview with TODAY on Friday, the GOP nominee said that he would prefer not to fight with other Republicans, but when it comes to Trump “we are on the verge of having someone taking over the conservative movement in the republican party who is a con artist.”

“He is telling people that he is fighting his is target audience is working Americans who are really struggling over the last few years in this economy but he has spent a career sticking it to working Americans and that is what we pointed out last night” he said.

When asked about Trump refusing to release his taxes, Rubio also accused Trump of not being as successful as he makes out to be. “But the reason why Donald wont release his taxes is because he hasn’t made nearly enough money as he claims he does I mean this is a guy who has taken trump airlines bankrupt.. Trump vodka, no one wants it, Trump mortage was a disaster and Trump university was a fraud” said Rubio.

Rubio called Trump a “con artist” at least three times in the interview and according to POLITICO, at least five times on CBS This Morning.


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