As Marco Rubio fights in Florida to keep his own presidential aspirations alive, he's pitching to supporters that something else is at stake in next Tuesday's primary: the conservative movement.
"I won't beat around the bush here. If Donald Trump is our nominee, we're going to lose," Rubio told a crowd of a several hundred people in Pensacola on Saturday evening. "And by the way, if Donald Trump is our nominee, he will define conservatism for a generation."
Hours after a morose Rubio said it was "getting harder every day" to pledge to support Trump if he were the GOP nominee, the Florida senator swiped at the front-runner for "going to Americans who are angry and who are frustrated and is telling them to get angrier and more frustrated."