Rick Scott claims media ‘almost hoped’ for Donald Trump COVID-19 decline

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Is there a double standard in play now that Biden is COVID-19-positive?

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott alleged a double standard regarding the disparate handling of the coronavirus cases of Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

Trump had COVID-19 in late 2020, during a pivotal time in his ultimately failed re-election campaign. Scott claimed that the media wanted Trump to suffer during a radio interview Friday on the Brian Kilmeade show.

“It’s ridiculous. They almost hoped that Trump would get worse,” Scott said.

Kilmeade played clips of Democrats critiquing Trump for a “dereliction” that caused him to get COVID-19 last year, with one blasting Trump for getting taxpayer funded treatment for the virus, goading further comment from the Senator.

“Has anybody suggested that Joe Biden shouldn’t get the best care possible? Of course not,” Scott said. “We want the President to. We want everybody to.”

“The Democrats are so mean-spirited,” Scott added. “Everything is just messaging: anti-people like Trump.”

Scott pivoted to harassment encountered by Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh earlier this year, as a SCOTUS decision loomed on a Mississippi abortion case that ended up overturning Roe v. Wade.

“When Justice Kavanaugh gets, you know, harassed, not one Democrat that I know of said, ‘That’s not right,'” Scott asserted. “Not one.”

“Just look at the Kavanaugh stuff. Look at the proposed violence against Kavanaugh, Everybody’s OK with that,” Scott added.

Malefactor Nicholas Roske had lethal weapons and malicious intent when he taxied to Kavanaugh’s home early in June, ahead of the SCOTUS decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Health Organization case that upheld Mississippi’s ban on abortion after the fifteenth week of gestation. Conservatives have complained that such targeting of a liberal justice would be taken more seriously by the media.

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


  • Elliott Offen

    July 22, 2022 at 11:24 am

    Rick Scott is a crook. Committed massive fraud, rejected federal funds for Florida, responsible for the low wage slavery that we saw blossom during the Trump administration. GOP Florida voters are de-evolving back into apes.

  • Joe Corsin

    July 22, 2022 at 11:29 am

    Trump before riot: “It’s the end of America! Fight like hell or special people are gonna die!”
    Trump during the riot: “Oh sht! Go home.. you’re very special!!!”
    Trump after the riot: “The special people must be punished for attacking America.”

  • Don’t Look Up

    July 22, 2022 at 12:18 pm

    The media NEVER STATED they wished that Trump would get a worse case of COVID.

    What was clear ….. is that Trump never adhered to CDC guidelines for safer COVID practices so it was not surprising to anyone that he contracted COVID ….. and lucky for Trump he IMMEDIATELY had teams of doctors and staff surrounding him to offer experimental cocktails to boost his defense against the virus.

    In every way possible Trump, and many many of his insipid foolish Congressional acolyte’s set the wrong COVID example of fake remedies, fake Covid narratives and distorted statistics in their attempt to minimize the virus. We have over one million deaths to prove this point.

    The virus is still with us and promises to remain with us indefinitely. At this juncture the USA is still experiencing over 400 Covid per day, 70 of them in Florida. Tens of thousands are currently in the hospital with COVID at taxpayer expense. Most Covid deaths and hospitalization cases are the unvaccinated.

    It’s really a shame that Rick Scott and Republicans continue to politicize a continuing international health issue at America’s expense.

    Republicans are America’s problem in health related issues, sensible gun control, women’s health, voting rights and border control issues. They block common sense legislation to improve the lives of all Americans on this life saving issues.


  • Chas

    July 22, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Rick Scott stirs poo for sport, it is easier than actually representing constituents and working in their best interest, over his own. I long for the days of ‘adults’.> Where we could discuss policy, pro or con, without some supposed adult turning into a 5 yr old and pointing fingers and distracting from their own hand in the cookie jar.

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