FILE - In this July 19, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump greets Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. during a luncheon in the State Dinning Room of the White House in Washington. After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary _ and enduring Trump’s taunts along the way _ Rubio is entering his next act in politics. But one thing Rubio isn’t doing, he says, is gearing up for a White House run in 2020. And, he says no other Republicans should primary Trump either, because it could cost the GOP the presidency. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Marco Rubio looks for his place in Trump's Republican Party

August 13, 2018 - 12:44 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is entering his next act in politics. After flaming out in the GOP presidential primary, the Florida Republican is finding his way in the era of Donald Trump.

But one thing Rubio isn't doing, he says, is gearing up for another White House run in 2020.

Rubio tells The Associated Press he won't be challenging Trump in a Republican primary, "and no one else should either unless we want to lose the White House."

Rubio isn't ruling out a future White House run one day. But in the interview Rubio says he is "approaching every day" as if the U.S. Senate is the last place he'll serve in public office "and trying to make that meaningful."

The senator recently unveiled a family leave proposal for parents.

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