Marco Rubio disses Florida State University in radio interview


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Presidential candidate Marco Rubio is currently traveling across the country shaking hands, kissing babies and generally trying to not alienate anyone. But one group this University of Florida graduate couldn't care less about are Seminoles fans. 

On a radio interview with Iowa station KNXO 1460 AM last week, Rubio read Florida State University to filth, ESPN reports.

“Look, I don’t have anything against Florida State,” Rubio says. “I think there has to be a school where people that can’t get into Florida can go to college. And that’s why we have Florida State.”

FSU President John Thrasher responded to Rubio's comments Tuesday, according to the Tallahassee Democrat, saying, “He’s a nice kid. I’m sure he’s frustrated by his low standing in the polls, which I believe could be a reflection of where he got his education.”

Ouch. In the interest of fairness, we have provided one joke about the Florida Gators below: 

Q: How do you keep a Gator out of your front yard?
A: Put a goal post up!

You can hear the rest of Rubio interview below. 

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