Marco Rubio goes on Twitter rant against the media

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Marco Rubio (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
Marco Rubio (Photo: Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio went on a bit of a Twitter rant Monday night.

In tweet after tweet, the former 2016 presidential candidate sarcastically ripped media outlets for quoting sources, described as close to him, who he said don’t know what they’re talking about.

“Funny to read about unnamed ‘people close’ to me who claim to know my thinking on future plans. They just make it up,” Rubio wrote. “Unnamed sources ‘close to’ often just people who want to sound like they are in the know. And reporters desperate for content just accept it.”

He linked to a Washington Post story that described him as “sort of betwixt and between when it comes to his next move” after he leaves the Senate at the end of the year.

Rubio’s tweets grew increasingly humorous as the night continued.

“A ‘longtime friend’ says Rubio is ‘betwixt and between when it comes to whether to chest or legs tomorrow at gym,’” he wrote. “According to source who knows his cousins, wife’s dentist, Rubio could do cardio instead.”

During his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination, Rubio’s Twitter account was far more serious and seemingly run by campaign aides. But it appears that Rubio now feels free to publicly muse about a wide range of topics.

He finished off Monday’s storm of tweets by announcing: “Ok that’s enough for one night. Twitter isn’t something you should just rush back into. You have to slowly increase the dosage.”

Chris Cillizza, who wrote the Washington Post story that kicked off Rubio’s media criticism, responded Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“Nothing in his tweeting, which I was flattered by, gets to the point, which is: He doesn’t know what he’s going to do next,” Cillizza said. “Marco Rubio is not certain what he does next because he’s got a bridge between now and next time he can run for president and stay relatively high profile.”

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