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Sen. Marco Rubio, one of the most useless people in politics, sat down with The Economist for an interview last week and trashed his party’s shiny new tax law—the one he voted for—and said it doesn’t help workers:

“There is still a lot of thinking on the right that if big corporations are happy, they’re going to take the money they’re saving and reinvest it in American workers,” he says. “In fact they bought back shares, a few gave out bonuses; there’s no evidence whatsoever that the money’s been massively poured back into the American worker.”

According to Newsweek, here’s what Rubio said two weeks ago, at an event in Hialeah, FL which featured none other than Donald Trump:

“I want to thank you for fighting for the American worker,” Rubio said with President Donald Trump and local business leaders at a panel discussion at the time. “And they’ve been beat up and ignored for far too long. Whether it’s taxes, whether it’s jobs sent to other countries, this tax reform is about them.”

These statements are almost the complete opposite of each other. Unless Rubio got some new, eye-opening data on an economic philosophy that was proven to be total horseshit well before whenever the Economist interviewed him—the interview was published in their April 26 print edition—it’s almost like his opinion of the tax bill changed based on whether or not Donald Trump was in the same room with him. Weird how that happens.

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Rubio, like most of his fellow cowards on the right, must know that the tax law is a sham. The Republican establishment of which Rubio is a card-carrying member, however, now lives in perpetual fear of pissing off the big toddler president who once coined the term “Little Marco,” and so it appears that Rubio saved his real assessment of the bill for when Trump was out of earshot. Hopefully for him, the president isn’t going to be reading the Economist anytime soon.