Rick Scott says Donald Trump will carry Florida Hispanic vote
Sen. Rick Scott

Scott said Biden's ship has sailed.

Sen. Rick Scott, speaking on the Fox Business Network’s “Varney and Company” Tuesday morning, said it’s “too late for Joe Biden” when it comes to winning Florida.

The Senator also told host Stuart Varney that he expected President Donald Trump not just to perform well with Hispanics in South Florida, where polls show the incumbent surging compared to 2016, but throughout the rest of the state.

Varney, in his question, singled out “Orlando, dominated by Puerto Ricans” as an example of where Trump might struggle, but the Senator was confident Republican messaging had already capsized Biden with the demographic cohort

“First off,” Scott said, “I think it’s too late for Biden. Trump’s going to win Florida and here’s the reason why.”

“Hispanics agree with us. They want jobs, they’re just like our families. They want jobs, their kids to get a good education, and they want to be safe,” Scott added

“The Democratic Party is a socialist party now,” Scott said. “The Hispanics all across our state are anti-socialism,” because “they know it doesn’t work.”

Scott then pivoted to discussion of a $100 million commitment from former candidate, Michael Bloomberg, to shore up Biden’s chances in the Sunshine State, with the Senator skeptical that any amount of money would close the deal.

“I don’t care how much Michael Bloomberg tries to sell,” Scott said. “It’s a bad ad.”

Scott went on to say that Biden is “soft on crime” and “dictators,” reprising familiar themes in recent months.

The Senator’s comments on the Fox Business Network came just hours before former Vice President Biden is slated to make two stops in the Sunshine State.

The first stop is an afternoon roundtable with military veterans in Tampa. The second, meanwhile, is a foray to Kissimmee for a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration on Tuesday evening.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. 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 [email protected]



    September 15, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Who cares what Rick “I Take the Fifth” Scott says?


    September 15, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    This weirdo is as detestable and despicable – and as criminal – as Trump. Both of ’em are nothing but scumbag carpetbaggers.

    Be that as it may, as long as Biden becomes the next President of the United States of America and the Dems take over the U.S. Senate – Trump is more than welcome to win Florida and 100% of the Hispanic vote. Who cares? Florida’s viability as a place for working families to live and raise a family has become severely limited due to the stupefying and stifling Republican rule here for the past 22 years. Quirky Scott is no small reason for that circumstance.

  • Sonja Fitch

    September 15, 2020 at 3:14 pm

    Nazi Rick spouting off bs! Stfu scott! Trump has placed children in cages and thrown rolls of paper towels at Puerto Rican hurricane victims. ! Vote Democrat up and down ballot in November ! We will get Nazi rick voted out later!

  • Ocean Joe

    September 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    They are finally polling the trailer courts! Trump by a fake hair!

  • James Robert Miles

    September 15, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Like ANYTHING Scott says has real importance. His opinion is worthless!!

  • Frankie M.

    September 15, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Except when you’re trying to deport their relatives.

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