Donald Trump once said Senator Marco Rubio "couldn't get elected dog catcher in Florida." Now, he's pushing his former opponent to run for Senate re-election in the state. Trump sent this tweet late last night: "Poll data shows that Marco Rubio does by far the best in holding onto his Senate seat in Florida, important to keep the majority. Run Marco!" Rubio has said he will not run for a second term. But Trump's tweet reflects the GOP's growing concern they may not maintain a majority in the Senate come November.
Rubio is also changing his tone on Trump. He once called Trump a "con man" who was "dangerous" and unqualified to control the nation's nuclear codes. But now Rubio is on board the "Trump Train," saying he plans to attend the Republican convention in Cleveland and that he would be "honored" to help Trump however he can.
Rubio sat down with CNN's Jake Tapper to explain his role in the Trump campaign. He said, "I don't want to be harmful because I don't want Hillary Clinton to be president. Look, my policy differences with Donald Trump -- I spent 11 months talking about them. So I think they're well understood. That said ... I don't want Hillary Clinton to be president. If there's something I can do to help that from happening, and it's helpful to the cause, I'd most certainly be honored to be considered for that."
Rubio also says he plans on releasing the delegates he won to Trump. And as for another presidential run of his own? Rubio's not ruling anything out, saying he enjoys public service and if there's an opportunity to service again, he'll think about it.
Bernie Sanders is also warming up to Trump, or rather the idea of debating him. Trump has been saying for the past few days, he'd love to debate Sanders. Today, Trump walked back on that proposal, but Sanders isn't. He says he'd love to debate Trump... all while blasting his primary opponent Hillary Clinton for declining to debate him before California's June 7th primary.
Sanders told Jimmy Kimmel last night, "You made it possible for us to have a very interesting debate about two guys who look at the world very, very differently." He elaborated, "It's kind of insulting to the people of the largest state in the United States of America not to come forward and talk about the issues, serious issues that impact this state and impact the country." Clinton is also speaking out, but not about the debate. She's defending herself against a new scathing inspector general report condemning her use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State.
Clinton explained, "This report makes clear that personal email use was the practice under other secretaries of state, and the rules were not clarified until after I had left. As I said many times, it was still a mistake, if I could go back I'd do it differently." Clinton also reacted to a possible debate between Trump and Sanders. She said, "I don't think it's serious. It's not going to happen."
Today, our current president Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. President to visit Hiroshima, Japan. He's reflecting on August 6th, 1945, the day the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare. President Obama reflected, "71 years ago, on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. The flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself."
President Obama laid a wreath at the Hiroshima Museum Empty Tomb. He also called for a "world without nuclear weapons."
The President also talked about Trump after attending the G7 Summit yesterday with other world leaders. The president said his peers are rattled by him. Trump responded, saying it's good if they're nervous.