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ATLANTA (CBSMiami/AP) — Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio had fresh verbal assaults for rival Donald Trump the day after the GOP debate.

The day before he and Republican rival Ted Cruz tag-teamed the Trump on the debate stage.

The Florida senator repeatedly called the billionaire business “a con artist” during a round of Friday morning television interviews. Rubio also questioned Trump’s business background, attacked his preparedness to lead the nation, and charged that Trump has been “sticking it to the little guy” for decades.

In a n exclusive interview with CBS, Rubio explained why he started the attacks.

“So we waited as long as we could cause I prefer not to do that sort of thing,” he said. “But I’m not going to allow the party of Reagan and the conservative movement to be taken over by someone who isn’t just a conservative but is a con artist.”

At the same time, Rubio allies prepared to spend millions on Trump attack ads in key states.

The multi-faceted takedown effort comes four days before Super Tuesday.

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