And the spin is spinning hard today from the office of Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio.
This afternoon around 12:55 pom EST, MSNBC broadcast on its ticker that Rubio is blaming the fact that his parents arrived in the United States as legal immigrants in 1956 before Fidel Castro's takeover of Cuba on the last day of 1959 and not as political exiles after Castro came into power (his previous official campaign story) on "lore."
MSNBC posted a story today at around 12:40 EST that reports the following:
Rubio admitted he may have some dates wrong, but he defended the essence of his family's history. He said any notion that he made up the story of his parents’ migration to score political points is simply outrageous.
The story continues:
Rubio said Thursday he got the dates wrong, and that his parents came to the U.S. in 1956, which is two years before Fidel Castro came to power. He denied that he embellished the story.