Marco Rubio is no stranger to Twitter criticism. It’s only been about a week since people ripped his awkward and uncomfortable hug with Ivanka Trump. Somehow, Rubio has done it again. This time, Rubio tweeted a bible verse that talks about the problems that arise when trying to argue with a fool. Of course, people on Twitter went on their dragging spree.
This was Marco Rubio’s 3 a.m. tweet about having “disputes with a fool” that made all of Twitter say, “¿Que, que?”
If a wise person disputes with a fool,
there is railing and ridicule but no resolution. Proverbs 29:9
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 29, 2017
In case you are wondering, this wording can be found in the New American Bible (Revised Edition), according to Bible Gateway.
Almost immediately, people began to try and figure out the identity of the “fool” Rubio was talking about.
— Chris Behner (@ChrisBehner1) June 29, 2017
It wasn’t too hard, considering Rubio and President Trump had a very open and emotional feud during the 2016 campaign.
People took this as their chance to let Rubio know what they thought about him siding with the new health care bill.
Here's another one 'Taketh away health care from the poor, elderly & disabled for they serve no purpose' Trump 2017
— Viola Mansfield (@MolloyMolloy5) June 30, 2017
A new Congressional Budget Office score (or CBO score as it is commonly called) was done on the Senate’s health care bill. According to the CBO score, 22 million Americans would end up losing their health care by 2026, according to The New York Times. Twenty. Two. Million. Will. Lose. Health. Care.
One Twitter user tried to use this moment as a learning moment for Rubio.
Lesson: Stop assuming you're not the fool.
— Caaaatheriiine (@CatFrecceri) June 30, 2017
There were a lot of “Little Marco” jokes.
If a fool tweets about resolutions but continues following a leader that publicly mocked him thats called job security
— Omid Sadat (@_omids_) June 29, 2017
Like, a lot of “Little Marco” jokes.
You got that right, Little Marco. pic.twitter.com/6YU6RpqLa5
— Charles Buchanan (@CRobertBuchanan) June 29, 2017
And most of those jokes were basically just telling Rubio that his stance against Trump has been pretty weak so far.
Others had advice for Rubio, hoping to bring him some clarity.
You should take a long look in a mirror and repeat those words.
— Robin English (@IrishBirdENGL) June 29, 2017
Self-reflection can be a powerful thing.
Things kept coming back to the pending health care vote.
A wise person listens to his constituents. Vote no on this cockamamie healthcare bill that feeds the rich and leaves so many uninsured.
— Diego Domingo (@DomingoHombre) June 29, 2017
The thing about listening to constituents is that you actually have to meet with them. Rubio has admitted that he is too afraid to have a town hall with his constituents, so it is not really clear if he really knows what they want.
There was more than just one fictitious verse offered up to counter Rubio’s tweet.
If a politician is a little man with no backbone,
The entire country will have to pay for his cowardice. United States 2017
— ella (@EllaHanes) June 29, 2017
Too soon, @EllaHanes. Too soon. 😢
Other people just laid right into him and called him out.
Stop hiding behind scripture. Your party rolled out the welcome mat, and let the fool in. If you have something to say, be a man and say it.
— Meg (@HaloInReverse14) June 29, 2017
We all know that Latinos are the masters of indirectas, but when you are a national politician you really need to know how to say what you mean.
Oh yeah. Did we mention that people tried to guess who Rubio was referring to?
— Wmxdesign (@Wmxdesign) June 30, 2017