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Rubio Says Trump Asking For China To Investigate Bidens Is Not A ‘Real Request’

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PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS
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Associated Press
President Donald Trump is greeted by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez, left, and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., look on during Trump’s arrival on Air Force One at Miami International Airport, Monday, April 16, 2018. ";

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is one of China’s biggest critics in Congress.

In the last three weeks, he called out China for using U.S. academic visa programs as “a weapon against us,” warned that the Chinese government’s internet propaganda campaigns are “subtle and sophisticated but no less effective,” and warned that Bejing will try to impose a “Macau-style system of government in Hong Kong” in response to ongoing democracy protests.

But when President Donald Trump on Thursday publicly called on China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival, Rubio said Trump’s words were a ruse.

Read more at our news partner, The Miami Herald.