‘Trying to create a fight’: Rick Scott blasts ‘confused’ Joe Biden

'He's struggling, right?'

On Friday, Sen. Rick Scott redoubled his withering critique of a “confused” and “incoherent” President Joe Biden.

Scott, interviewed on Fox News Radio’s Brian Kilmeade Show, got another chance at equal time after Biden singled out Scott for censure during a White House press conference Wednesday.

“Democrats have just gone off the deep end,” Scott asserted.

Saying Biden’s news conferences “are incoherent,” Scott said the President was “struggling,” “confused” and “trying to create a fight here over something” after Biden attacked Scott’s 11-point plan to rescue America as an “ultra-MAGA agenda.

Scott went on to compare Biden’s critique to when Hillary Clinton “tried to say all the bad things about people voting for Donald Trump.”

Scott also offered critiques of the Biden economy, which is seeing “the lowest labor participation rate since (he’s) been alive.”

“We’ve got to get people back to work,” Scott urged, though he did add some qualified praise of social welfare programs.

“Not that safety nets are bad, but they’re not safety nets to be on for the rest of your life,” advised Scott, the richest man in the Senate. “They’re there when you need them.”

The radio hit was Scott’s second bite at the apple. He was on the Fox News Channel’s “Faulkner Focus” in the immediate wake of the Biden blast, and asserted “almost everything (Biden) said was a complete lie.”

Biden had extensive comments about the Scott proposal.

“Rick Scott of Florida released what he calls this ultra-MAGA agenda. It’s extreme as most MAGA things are,” Biden said, spotlighting the plan’s proposal to ensure that lower-income people pay some taxes to demonstrate “skin in the game.”

“The working-class folks are going to pay a hell of a lot more,” Biden added.

Biden also spotlighted the proposal in the plan to consider sunsetting all programs every five years, including Social Security.

“It’s hard to make this up,” Biden said. “But then again, it’s a MAGA agenda.”

Scott’s been hit from the right regarding his proposal as well.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denounced it soon after its introduction during a news conference at the Capitol where Scott was present. McConnell said it would not be part of the Republican agenda if (or when) the GOP regains the Senate majority.

Kilmeade asked a question about that, which Scott deftly sidestepped.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • TJC

    May 6, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Biden was perfectly clear in his criticism of Rick The Dick, so if Rick can’t understand what was said it must be Rick who is addled.

  • Lynda

    May 6, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    I opposed Rick Scott’s candidacy to the offices of governor and senator. He is only getting worse as senator representing Florida. Scott apparently has never experienced life as most voters do so his connection with normal voters is missing from his proposed bills.. Workers who earn less than the large amounts earned (or obtained by graft from Medicare) are held in contempt by Scott. Scott is uneducated in the economics used by leaders and uneducated about the issues facing Florida voters. He lives in a radical right wing bubble filled with alternative facts.

    That Scott charges President Biden is ” confused and incoherent” is laughable coming from any trump supporter. I believe trump’s crowning moment in one of his fact-free rambling news conferences was described as ” word salad”. Trump can’t use a normal tool of presidents: teleprompters” so he can only tell Los Vegas- style jokes and whines about how badly he is treated. The thought processes as revealed by trump’s inane comments about bleach and UV treatments for COVID are without any concept of science. And trump’s unfortunate holding on to slights to his ego are shared by Scott and deSantis with the same poor results.

    President Biden overcame a significant speech disability as a young man and yet he speaks directly to the people of the USA almost daily on the state of our country and the actions his talented and experienced administration has taken. President Biden even under severe emotion about Ukraine’s war deaths communicates his empathy. and understanding.

    Scott tells lies and supports the Big Lie, but Scott accusing President Biden of being “confused and incoherent” is a known radical right talking point and an ageist insult to people of my generation. Those who know Scott should know his statement is just another trum-pest/Republican lie. Remove Ron. Scare Scott.

  • Yvonne

    May 6, 2022 at 4:51 pm

    Rick Scott…is an out and out LIAR…HE is the mental defect in the bunch…l cannot believe his so called “plan” and the rude know-it-all attitude he uses when speaking to people he so needs to be removed from EVERYTHING …hes sucha suck up to Trump it scarey to imagine these two of a kind thugs and thieves could be running our lives..

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