A recently unearthed 2011 interview with the Spanish-language network Univision shows Breitbart.com founder Andrew Breitbart lavishly praising Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), saying that Rubio could “could be the president” in 2016.
“Do you see any Republican candidate strong enough to beat President Barack Obama in the next election?” Univision’s Jorge Ramos asked Breitbart.
“Let me tell you this, if Marco Rubio, even though he’s only been in the Senate for a very short period of time, that man has a huge, huge opportunity in this country and I think he could be the president,” Breitbart said. “If not in this election cycle, certainly in 2016.”
Breitbart, who passed away suddenly in 2012, was also asked during the interview whether he would support changing the 14th Amendment in order to revoke so-called birthright citizenship.
“I don’t believe in altering the Constitution,” Breitbart told host Jorge Ramos. “I’m not up for changing the Tenth Amendment or the Fourteenth Amendment, the First Amendment or the Second Amendment.”
Ramos also asked Breitbart whether he agreed with an article published on his site that referred to American-born children of illegal immigrants as “terror babies.”
Breitbart responded that he couldn’t comment on the specific article itself because he hadn’t read it, but that he didn’t like the term “terror babies.”
“I’d have to see the context of that to give you an opinion,” he told Ramos. “I would never call people that are born in this country who are from Mexico ‘terror babies.'”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made waves earlier this year when he referred to many immigrants from Mexico as “rapists” and drug dealers.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best,” Trump said on June 16. “They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”