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‘Dark world’ looms if Chinese ‘thugs’ take over, warns Rick Scott

Scott offers his Latest anti-Beijing pronouncements.

Sen. Rick Scott continued to step up anti-Chinese rhetoric Monday, asserting that it would be a “dark world” if Chinese “thugs” controlled it.

The comments were made as part of a wide-ranging interview with The Federalist, a conservative movement website.

“The Communist Party of China is in for world domination … And so it’ll be a pretty dark world … I don’t believe it’ll happen … If we do our job,” Scott said in an interview that ran Monday.

That fight against Chinese “thugs” won’t be easy, Scott said later in the interview.

“I think it’s gonna be a very difficult time because we have allowed Communist China to take advantage of us for decades. We’ve elected people that have been apologists for Communist China. We have people that have allowed them to take advantage of our citizens, take our jobs, take our companies,” Scott asserted.

Those apologists, he said, include Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee in 2020.

“But when Biden became the nominee for the Democratic Party, and he’s soft on China…watch the U.S. Senate now, the Democrats got soft on China,” Scott said, describing the Democrat as “an apologist for China.”

The Senator went on to reiterate previous calls on American consumers to boycott Chinese merchandise.

“I just think that where we are right now is…the public has come to the conclusion that China is our adversary. So the biggest thing we can do right now, we have to pass a law: Stop buying anything from Communist China. Nothing. Don’t buy any products from them,” Scott said.

“Now, it will require the Walmarts, the Amazons, the Targets to start telling us where things are made, but if they do, it’s gonna have a devastating impact on the Chinese economy.”

The Senator has been unrelenting in rhetorical criticism of the Chinese Communist Party in the year and a half since he has been in the Senate, making a push in global media to enlist allies in what he has called a “New Cold War” with Beijing.

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Frankie M.

    June 29, 2020 at 10:51 am

    Jesus this guy is just a barrel full of laughs. Did he solve our Venezuela problem yet? How bout Putin & Russia? Cuba?? Tell Chiner to take a numbah. Oh and maybe his boss should stop begging Chiner for help in the upcoming election.

    • john thomas

      June 30, 2020 at 11:42 am

      After years of scott in florida , this state has gone down hill like a roller coaster,

  2. Val

    June 29, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Well, just who’s fault is it now to say “We allowed China to take advantage of us for decades” ? I will say it is the US, and Europe and any other country that does a lot of trade with China. You can’t change the past. China may have a “central communist” government but their economy is more like the West, and even better as we will see in the next 10 or 20 years. I think the real fear about China being thrown around by US Politicians is the fact that they have (Almost) caught up to the US and will probably exceed our GDP very soon. China doesn’t have a long history of invading other countries, not like the UK and Europe. Their current claims are territories that have been part of China for millennia. Lastly, regarding the Covid 19 virus response, the US should hang it’s head in shame and actually look to China and other Asian countries to see how it should be done. As a legal immigrant to the US I am dismayed at the fractured response and ridiculous “blame them” attitude. I think the US needs a new kind of leadership, stop living in the cold war past. The world has changed.

  3. PeterH

    June 30, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    Decades ago, Republican Richard Nixon opened China’s economy to corporate American and multinational investment opportunities. Someone needs to explain the capitalist economic model to Rick Scott. Corporate American manufacturing will seek the least means of production without government interference. It’s nice that a handful of of manufactured goods that are robotic intensive have returned to the USA…… but don’t expect Apple’s labor intensive assembly lines to arrive back here in any meaningful way. Manufacturers will NEVER PAY $17.00 per hour for something that can be manufactured for $3.00 per hour. Corporate America will not be returning to USA manufacturing only to be forced out of business.

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