Mitt Romney Recorded an Ad for Marco Rubio’s Campaign

But will it help in the fight against Donald Trump?

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, accompanied by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., makes "The U" hand sign during a campaign event at the University of Miami, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio Photo by Lynne Sladky / AP

The long, odd journey that is the 2016 presidential race continues to get stranger.

After taking aim at Donald Trump in a speech that no one asked for, former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney has doubled down on his attack of the leading Republican candidate in a recent phone message recorded for Marco Rubio’s campaign.

While it wasn’t a full-on endorsement for Rubio, the Florida senator is undoubtedly grateful for any boost to his floundering campaign.

According to the New York Times, Romney’s recording repeatedly calls on voters to pick “a candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton and who can make us proud.”

As expected, Romney calls out Trump in the message, saying he “would lose to Hillary Clinton.”

“If we Republicans were to choose Donald Trump as our nominee, I believe that the prospects for a safe and prosperous future would be greatly diminished,” Romney said.

It shouldn’t be a huge surprise that Romney would do a solid for the Florida senator, as Rubio endorsed the former candidate’s presidential campaign in 2012.