Sen. Marco Rubio went further than he previously had Tuesday in criticizing President Donald Trump’s call for China to investigate Joe Biden — though he said he still thinks the White House will not follow through on the request.

“I don’t think what he said was right. I don’t agree with it,” the Florida Republican told CNBC’s “Squawk Alley,” days after he said Trump only made his remarks to “provoke” the media.

The senator later added: “It’s an offhand comment and an inappropriate one but not a real proposal or a real initiative that’s [being undertaken].”