Rubio responds to journalist who called it 'strange' to see him at Trump rally

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) lashed out at a journalist over Twitter on Tuesday who called it “very strange” to see the senator smiling and chuckling at President Trump’s re-election campaign launch, alluding to the pair’s less-than-amicable history.

“Very strange, for those of who covered 2016 campaign, to see Sen Marco Rubio smiling and chuckling in this audience,” tweeted Michael Barbaro, host of the New York Times' podcast “The Daily.”

And in less than an hour, Rubio directed his own string of tweets at Barbaro in response.

“BREAKING,” he tweeted mockingly. “In an unprecedented move a Republican Senator attended a rally in his home state in support of the re-election of a Republican President.”

“As opposed to smiling & chuckling at a rally for a radical liberal candidate for President who will undo policies to confront China, reduce regulations & taxes, defend liberty in Venezuela & protect the unborn?” he continued.

“BTW, this is the same reporter who in 2015 after 3 weeks of meticulous investigative journalism uncovered that my wife had traffic tickets,” he added. “I had a fishing boat & my home has big windows. And in 2016 he broke the story that I had some boots with higher heel.”