CNN's Jake Tapper to Marco Rubio: Are you in denial?

Rubio Embraces 'Underdog' Status

CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio if he was in "denial" about his chances against Donald Trump, the party's frontrunner, who was on track to dominate the Super Tuesday contests.

Tapper began an interview on the network by telling Rubio it was "not a good night" for him, as Trump was on track to win as many as eight states while Rubio walked away with just one victory.

Watch it all unfold below:

Rubio shook his head, again pointing ahead to upcoming states he said were more favorable to his candidacy. He also said the 2016 Republican presidential primary was anything but standard.

"Usually at this point in the race, you'd have a frontrunner, and other people would be saying, 'You need to drop out and rally around the frontrunner for the sake of the party,'" Rubio said. "They're saying the opposite now. There will never come a time in this race where our supporters are asking us to get out and rally around Donald Trump."

He added that if the party went on to nominate Trump, it would be the "end of the modern Republican Party."

Watch part of Rubio's interview below:

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