Pitbull Reveals He Chills With Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, but Probably Won't Endorse Either
Pitbull's entire image is of a globe-trotting cool guy who attends the coolest parties and hobnobs with the elite. Listening to his lyrics it seems like his entire life is one of refined hedonism. But apparently in real life he does do some boring things, like occasionally having to listen to the likes of Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio talk.
CNBC is set to air a documentary on Thursday night on Mr.305/Worldwide's life — because apparently that's the kind of thing CNBC airs at night, who knew? — and scored an interview with the Miami rapper to flesh out the program.
Politicians on both sides of the aisle have long tried to court Pitbull's support, but he's been hesitant to make many public affirmations of his private political leanings.
He did introduce President Barack Obama at a campaign stop back in 2012, but he spent his last birthday hobnobbing with Republican Gov.Rick Scott. Despite his aversion to public politics, Miami's Republican machine has tried to woo him. Longtime Miami Republican strategist (and current The View contributor) Ana Navarro told BuzzFeed earlier this year that she's tried to bring him to the GOP side.
CNBC reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera tried to suss out more details about Pitbull's politics.
"They've all come to you, haven't they? Looking for endorsements?" she asks about his connections to Rubio and Bush.
"Not looking for endorsements," he replied. "They like to hang out and talk. And I like to hang out and talk. I like to learn. I like to hear what they got going on and what they're thinking."
So in between spending time in Lebanon (where "the woman are the bomb") and Greece (where, you guessed it, "The women are sweet") he finds time to talk with Republican politicians about their ideas.
Pit however clarified there is one Republican politician whose ideas he doesn't want to hear much more of, and that's obviously Donald Trump. He claims his remarks were "very offensive and disrespectful to our culture."
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