(Comedy Central) "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart came to the defense of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) after two critical New York Times stories examined the presidential candidate's past.
The first Times article, published last week, chronicled the 17 traffic violations Rubio and his wife racked up since 1997. Rubio himself reportedly received only four of them, however, and Stewart argued that he should be applauded for his driving.
"Marco Rubio got four tickets! In 17 years! I assume The New York Times obtained this damning information from Marco Rubio's plaque in the 'Hall of Best Miami Drivers Ever,'" Stewart said.
The second Times article, published Tuesday, examined Rubio's financial struggles and missteps, including the purchase of three homes and an $80,000 boat without enough money to balance the liabilities. Stewart called attention to the part of the story that noted one of the houses had "an in-ground pool, a handsome brick driveway, meticulously manicured shrubs, and oversize windows."
"Oversize windows!" Stewart said. "Oh, what's the matter, senator? The normal amount of light isn't good enough for you? 'I'm Sen. Marco Rubio, I like to roll around in giant patches of sunlight like I'm a big 'ole kitty cat. Meow!'
"How is this front-page news?" he added.
Watch the entire "Daily Show" segment below:
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