Donald Trump's campaign has been called a lot of things: "Entertainment," a "carnival act" and a "cancer on conservatism," just to name a flattering few. Now, thanks to his GOP opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), we can add "freak show" to that endearing list:
"I'm not interested in the back and forth to be a member or part of his freak show," Rubio told NPR.
Rubio's biting summary of Trump's campaign is probably borne out of the frustration of being called a "clown" by the businessman at this weekend's Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C.
Yet, Rubio said Trump's insults can only go so far. The American people, the senator surmised, are catching on that the current frontrunner has some self-confidence issues:
"He is a very sensitive person," Rubio said. "He doesn't like to be criticized. He responds to criticism very poorly. ... His poll numbers have taken a beating, and he was embarrassed on national television at the debate by Carly Fiorina and others."
Rubio offered further analysis of the Trump phenom, suggesting the latter uses outrageous rhetoric to avoid providing substantive answers on policy.
Since these two are both polling in the top tier and seem to be in good shape to make the stage for the third time, expect some more testy exchanges in next month's debate.