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Rubio Mocks Trump for Repeating Himself on Overhauling ObamaCare

Donald Trump became visibly flustered in tonight’s CNN debate after Marco Rubio mocked him for repeatedly using the same line in describing how he would overhaul health care. Rubio challenged Trump to specifically articulate what his health-care plan entails, and Trump described — multiple times – ”get[ting] rid of the lines” around states and “bring[ing] in competition.”

After Trump repeated his plan to remove “the lines” separating insurance markets for the third time, Rubio interjected, “Now he’s repeating himself.”

“No, I’m not — no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, I don’t repeat myself,” Trump responded. ”I don’t repeat myself … Talk about repeating, I watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago –” 

“I saw you repeat yourself five times four seconds ago,” Rubio shot back. He then accused Trump of repeating himself every night: ”He says five things, everyone’s dumb, he’s going to make America great again; win, win, win; he’s winning in the polls; and the lines around the states. Every night, same thing.”

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