While he is not speaking at this week’s Republican convention, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., tried to help President Donald Trump’s reelection effort on Monday, speaking to the media and taking aim at former Vice President Joe Biden and the Democrats.
Scott appeared on a phone call with the media on Monday, saying there was going to be a “real contrast” between Trump and the Democratic ticket on economic issues and going over the president’s record.
“We know Joe Biden is a nice enough guy but is clearly a puppet for the left,” Scott said, portraying the former vice president as a “career politician” as opposed to Trump. The Democrats “support socialism,” Scott said, claiming they will bankrupt the country. Scott also hit Biden’s proposed tax raise on Americans earning more than $400,000.
Scott said Trump “will continue to fight for the future of this country” and that will be the chief issue of the presidential contest.
Asked about foreign policy, Scott slammed the Obama administration’s efforts with Cuba and the Maduro regime and contrasted that with Trump’s record.
After a career in the private sector, Scott made his political debut opposing President Barack Obama’s federal healthcare law, leading Conservatives for Patients’ Rights (CPR). Scott was elected governor in 2010 and won a second term in 2014. In 2018, he defeated U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., to sit in the Senate.
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