Rick Scott says Joe Biden would be stooge for China
Sen. Rick Scott is no fan of Joe Biden.

Rick Scott
Biden can't handle China, Scott says.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, as vocal as anyone about the threat China poses to American interests, expects Beijing would welcome a Joe Biden presidency.

“The best thing for the communist government in China would be for Biden to be elected President,” Scott wrote Wednesday in an op-ed for Fox News.

The first-term Republican from Naples has keyed on China as a central issue. And in that context, the Senator is able to contrast the Democratic nominee with President Donald Trump.

Biden’s assertion in 2019 that China is “not competition for us” strikes Scott as either “naivete or appeasement.”

“The slow creep of Communist China’s internal crackdown and global expansion has been building for decades. And career politicians like Biden let it happen,” Scott noted. “Biden’s appeasement and support of Communist China allowed them to not only steal American jobs but overtake our nation as the world’s largest manufacturer.”

The Senator has posited that China and America are in a “new Cold War.” And he clearly contends that Biden is unsuited to that conflict.

America, per Scott, “absolutely cannot accept a future where politicians like Biden care more about making friends than protecting Americans. We cannot accept a future where we sit back and allow Communist China to continue abusing human rights, suppressing freedom, taking advantage of American businesses, and growing their influence around the world.”

The Senator’s position here jibes with that of the President, who has suggested that Joe Biden would indeed be a puppet for the Chinese Communist Party.

“China will own the United States if this election is lost by Donald Trump,” Trump said Aug. 11 on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. “If I don’t win the election, China will own the United States. You’re going to have to learn to speak Chinese, you want to know the truth.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Sonja Fitch

    August 20, 2020 at 4:41 pm

    “Stooge”. Wait “Stooge”. Wow Nazi Rick got down and went even lower than where his paranoid delusional cult leader trump goes ! Tacky ass bullies! Filthy deranged sociopaths! Nazi Rick are you looking for them there cannibals ? Nazi Rick you got your pedophile in pervert Trump! Idiots!

  • James Robert Miles

    August 20, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Stooge, if anyone knows about stooge it’s Rick Scott, Florida’s famous criminal stooge!

    • Jay Pfeiffer

      August 21, 2020 at 7:58 am

      Rick Scott’s type of governing is very much like Trump’s. It consists of surrounding himself with incompetent stooges. They aren’t stooges to a foreign government, they’re stooges to him.

  • St. A. Pete

    August 21, 2020 at 6:35 am

    The way the President is a stooge for Russa?

  • Bob Jones

    August 21, 2020 at 9:35 am

    Now that is more bs than usual for the Senator.

  • Larry

    August 21, 2020 at 11:34 am

    I think China already owns us whether we admit it or not. We have to control and manage our monetary policy and stop behaving as though we can spend our way out of every problem. Senator Scott has been a party to this….just not as long as Biden.


    August 21, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Quirky Shouldabenafelon Scott knows all about being a “stooge”. He is one. For Trump. Desantis, Rubio, and Scott – The Three Stooges! Anyone who supports these three – or their Stooge-In-Chief – is also VERY stoogey! YUCK!

  • PeterH

    August 21, 2020 at 11:59 am

    Rick Scott’s narrative is strictly a baseless GOP talking point developed some months in Republican circles. Since it is hypothetical at best ….. Scott’s ‘China’ narrative falls into category of ‘conspiracy theory!’

    If my recollection is correct this is Republican Conspiracy Theory #74 since 2015. I’m now beginning to wonder if Rick Scott adheres to the Republican conspiracy theory that President Obama was born a Muslim in Indonesia or that Hillary Clinton ran a pedophilia ring from a non existent basement in a Georgetown DC pizza parlor?

    Let’s get with the FACTS. Donald Trump HAS PROVEN that he has absolutely zero negotiation skills! If he did, Mr. Transactional would have not moved our Israel embassy to Jerusalem without anything in return. Second, Mr. Transactional’s NAFTA agreement leverages Canada exports to the USA and he’s learned the hard way that China has the upper hand in trade negotiations and Trump should have signed onto TPP! Oh …. and let’s not forget about the embarrassing mess that Trump has stirred up in North Korea where bilateral talks have produced nothing. Trump’s UAE agreement has been in the making for at least a decade. So it’s nice …. and might turn into something pleasant ….. as long as Israel stops their West Bank expansion which is highly unlikely and the Arab world knows this.

    Elect Joe Biden and we just might have the ability to reconnect with our global partners in peace and reinsert our interest in NATO. Trump has given a new meaning to the 2008 Republican talking point of ‘leading from behind!’

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