Rick Scott Doubles Down on Trump Endorsement
“We need a big change and Donald’s talking about it.”
Today, Rick Scott doubled down on his tone-deaf endorsement of Donald Trump’s xenophobic campaign, repeating his calls for the “dramatic change” Trump is offering. In response, Florida Democratic Party Chair Allison Tant made the following statement:
“It’s no surprise to Floridians that Rick Scott is embracing his fellow anti-Hispanic, scandal-plagued Republican businessman for president. Trump’s extreme rhetoric targeting women and minorities is not ‘capturing the frustration’ of Americans, as Rick Scott says. It’s dangerously playing on xenophobia and leading to anti-American policy proposals like Trump’s proposed Muslim ban.
“The fact that Scott views Trumps’ bigotry as a breath of fresh air underscores how completely disconnected he is from the concerns of middle class Floridians.”