Florida Senator Marco Rubio joked with Republican bigwigs Friday about a recent New York Times article about his past financial struggles, which mentioned that he once spent $ 80,000 dollars on a “luxury speedboat.”
Rubio has disputed that description and he turned it into a joke into before a Utah gathering hosted by Mitt Romney. “My wife and I have been blessed,” Rubio deadpanned. “We’ve even been able to buy a luxury speedboat, cleverly disguised as a family fishing boat.” The wisecrack won applause and laughter from the crowd.
“The latest attack, by the New York Times and others” Rubio contended “is that I’m not rich enough to be president.”