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The Man Behind That Anti-Trump Rose Bowl Message? A Rubio Backer

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marketwatch articleThe following is an excerpt from Silvia Ascarelli | January 2, 2016 | MarketWatch.com |

Those aerial messages at the Rose Bowl Parade that called GOP presidential contender Donald Trump “disgusting”?

Paid for by a real-estate developer who has donated to rival Marco Rubio, according to several news reports.

“Donald Trump is embarrassing to the country, and he’s embarrassing to me,” Stan Pate, an Alabama developer, said, according to CBS News. Pate donated $5,200 to Rubio’s presidential campaign committee in early 2015 but says he’s officially undecided, CBS said.

CNN, meanwhile, quoted Pate as saying: “The idea that you can hate your way to the presidency is disgusting to me.”

If the skywriting message sounds somewhat familiar — “America is great! Trump is disgusting!” — it might be because it plays off some of the favorite phrases of Trump, the GOP frontrunner in national poll. (The Washington Post highlights some of Trump’s favorite phrases in this highlights video of his 2015 insults.)

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