Rubio hits kid in head with a football, provides ALL DAY entertainment

Tuesday was a slow news day in the 2016 Republican presidential primary race. Just ask Marco Rubio.

A video of the presidential contender and avid football fan tossing a wobbly pass to a Des Moines, Iowa, boy went viral after the ball hit the tyke in the face when he failed to make the catch — the boy was fine.

Bloomberg Politics posted the video on social media:

Rubio showed his sense of humor when he responded to an ESPN post on the incident, saying what any football fan knows to be true:

And while it was all in fun, the Rubio team once again showed its prowess in turning a negative into a positive.

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Just as they capitalized on the junior senator from Florida being ridiculed for grabbing a drink of water while giving the Republican response to President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, they took Tuesday’s lemon and made lemonade.

But that didn’t stop conservative political commentator Bill Kristol from having some fun at the expense of politically correct progressive liberals. Nonetheless, the consensus among social media users seemed to be that the kid was at fault — like we said, it was a slow news day.

Here’s Kristol’s post and a few other responses from Twitter:

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