Marco Rubio suspends his campaign for president after a bruising loss in his home state of Florida to Donald Trump.
The 44-year-old US senator tells supporters he tried to be a bridge between the divisions within the Republican Party and the country. At the same time he said he tried to be realistic about the challenges the United States faces.
"While this may hot have been the year about a hopeful and optimistic message about our future, I still remain optimistic about our country," he says.
Rubio says the country has been hit with a "political tsunami" that has left voters "very frustrated about the direction of our country" has taken and tired of being looked down upon by powerful people in Washington.