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Rubio: Trump is dividing the country and the party

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Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says Donald Trump is "dividing the party and the country so bitterly" that the Florida senator may not be able to support the businessman if he becomes the GOP nominee.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Rubio says Trump is engaged in an "ongoing pattern" of encouraging supporters to respond to protesters aggressively.

When asked whether he would look for a third-party candidate to support if Trump does become the nominee, Rubio says that's not his preference.

But he says the fact that he was even asked the question shows why Trump is a problem for Republicans.

The Florida senator blames Trump's continued behavior in part on rival Ted Cruz. Cruz allied himself with the billionaire for months.

Rubio also faults television coverage that gives the real estate mogul a frequent platform.

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