Though the story is generally favorable, it creates a problem for Rubio. Time has a liberal editorial bent, and each side of the spectrum is suspicious of praise from the other. And the "savior" language may strike some Christians as borderline blasphemy. So Rubio has a very effective and clever response:
Rubio seems to have adapted this line from the 2012 film The Avengers.
Black Widow: These guys come from legend. They're basically gods.
Captain America: There's only one God, ma'am, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't dress like that.