Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) downplayed former President Donald Trump’s alarming remarks about urging Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to other NATO countries.

“He doesn’t talk like a traditional politician,” Rubio said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. “We’ve already been through this. You think people would have figured it out.”

At a Saturday rally in Conway, South Carolina, Trump, a NATO critic, said that the alliance was “busted” until his presidency. Trump also recounted a discussion with an unspecified “president of a big country,” specifically claiming he would support a Russian attack against members that didn’t pay enough for defense spending.

“No, I would not protect you. In fact, I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want,” Trump, who has, ironically, been scrutinized for not paying bills, said.

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    Republicans will tell you that Trump “Says what he means” until he says something that might interfere with the money they’re fleecing from millions of Americans

    After that it’s always “That’s not what he meant…”

    Same as the Christian apologists that will make something up out of whole cloth when what the Bible actually says undermines what they’re saying about the group they hate this week.

    Cowards and liars, the lot of them.