U.S. Sen. Rick Scott ramped up his attacks on President Joe Biden Thursday, calling the President a “clown” and a “complete joke” in the wake of Biden’s news conference Wednesday.
Biden spoke for nearly two hours to reporters. During those remarks, Biden said a “minor incursion” from Russia into Ukraine was something the United States and allies could tolerate. That phrase proved to be the launching pad for the Senator’s excoriating critique.
“What’s a minor incursion?” Scott asked. “Maybe like 2,000 people die, 5,000 people die, that would be a minor one? If 100,000 die, that would be a major one?”
“This is a joke. Biden is a complete joke with regard to foreign policy. Why is Putin doing this? Because he knows Biden is weak. Biden would rather have ice cream with somebody than stand up for Americans,” Scott said.
“It’s a disaster. I mean, Biden’s a clown. Biden’s never been a serious person. He’s just a talker. Talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, that’s all he’s ever done,” Scott continued, citing former President Barack Obama saying Biden would “screw up everything he touches.”
Asked if he was comfortable calling the President of the United States a “joke,” Scott said that “absolutely” was the case.
Scott’s blistering comments were made on “Varney & Company” on the Fox Business Channel, where he is regularly interviewed. He made the remarks the day after Biden appeared to concede the likelihood of Russia invading Ukraine during the press conference.
“My guess is he will move in, he has to do something,” said Biden, referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine.
“And it depends on what it does. It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and not do,” Biden affirmed.