U.S. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio holds a campaign rally in Oklahoma City and takes aim at front-runner Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). On the eve of the biggest voting day in the race to pick the 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, Republican presidential hopeful, Marco Rubio took aim at front-runner Donald Trump. "I'm also outraged that yesterday he was asked repeatedly, and again this morning, to condemn the Ku Klux Klan and he refused to do so. He says it was because his earpiece wasn't working. Let me tell you guys, you don't need a great earpiece to hear the words Ku Klux Klan. There is no place, there is no place for bigotry, for prejudice, for hatred, for David Duke, or the Klu Klux Klan in the republican party or the conservative movement," Senator Rubio said, speaking before supporters in Oklahoma. "The path I'm asking you to choose is not the path of fear, is not the path of anger. Because never, in the history of mankind, has any movement that's been founded on fear and anger ever worked out well. Every nation that has ever chosen a leader who builds their momentum, who builds their campaign, who builds their movement by appealing to your fears, to your anger, always ends driving that country off the cliff," he added. Trump has won three out of the first four state contests to pick the Republican nominee for the Nov. 8 presidential election. He looks set to amass more victories when 11 states, many in the South, hold nominating contests on Super Tuesday. Trump leads opinion polls in many of those states, as well as in most national polls where he has a double-digit advantage over Rubio and Texas Senator Ted Cruz. His progress toward the nomination, boosted by a surprise endorsement from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Friday, has alarmed many in the Republican establishment.