'You repeat yourself every day!': Marco Rubio and Donald Trump trade fierce blows over canned lines

Marco Rubio And The Audience Vs. Trump

At Thursday night's CNN debate, Donald Trump and Marco Rubio both slammed each other for regurgitating canned lines.

Rubio first accused Trump of having a shallow understanding of healthcare policy, which Rubio said was only based around eliminating the artificial "lines" between states.


"You many not be aware of this, Donald, because you don't follow this stuff very closely," Rubio said.

"What is your plan? What is your plan on healthcare. ... Your only thing is to get rid of the lines around the state," Rubio continued.

Trump taunted Rubio for infamously repeating the same talking points during a recent debate. Rubio was mercilessly mocked by the media and his rivals for the repetition.

See how Twitter reacted to the brutal debate:

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'You repeat yourself every day!': Marco Rubio and Donald Trump trade fierce blows over canned lines
So, Ben Carson proved that he wasn't listening. #GOPDebate
Kasich, you are a calm, reasonable, DOOMED man. Good on ya for staying on the Wacky Wheel this long. #GOPDebate
Ben Carson must be wishing he was back on his book tour about now. So do we. #GOPDebate
The night Rubio overtook CRUZ and tied Trump, to eventually win GOP nomination. #GOPDebate
Did Trump change his opinion in 5 seconds? #GOPDebate
Does Trump know Univision and Telemundo are not the same thing? #GOPDebate
OK, guys, argue if people should die on the street.#GOPDebate
Trump answered that economics question beautifully! #GOPDebate
If Trump beats Cruz in Texas after this debate, he will definitely win the GOP nomination. #GOPDebate #unstoppable
Kasich not doing too badly either. Alas a governor's work does not easily translate to the Oval Office. #GOPdebate
It cost him "bigly"? #GOPDebate
Ben fired up!!!! #GOPDebate

"I watched him melt down two weeks ago with Chris Christie," Trump told Rubio.

After Trump went on to again tout his plan to get rid of the "lines" between states, Rubio then accused Trump of his own mindless repetition.

"Now he's repeating himself," Rubio said.

FULL RECAP: From the CNN Republican debate

"I don't repeat myself. I don't repeat myself," Trump said, talking through Rubio's applause.

"You don't repeat yourself?" Rubio asked incredulously.

"Here's the guy that repeats himself," Trump continued.

"You repeat yourself every day!" Rubio interjected.

"Talking about repeating, I watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago," Trump shot back.

"I saw you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago," Rubio said to more cheers and applause.

But Trump wouldn't let go of Rubio's previous repetition gaffe. Trump accused Rubio of being drenched in sweat while facing off against Christie at the stage

"It was a meltdown," Trump reiterated. "I watched him melt down on the stage like I've never seen anybody. I thought he came out of a swimming pool."

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