Rick Scott ambivalent about timing of Donald Trump’s next presidential campaign launch
Trump scored an award from U.S. Sen. Rick Scott.

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"There are lots of people that I know who are looking to run for President."

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott punted Wednesday when asked about whether former President Donald Trump should launch his 2024 presidential campaign before the Midterm elections.

Scott, who helms the National Republican Senatorial Committee, suggested that whatever happens, 2024 will be a crowded field.

“There are lots of people that I know who are looking to run for President,” Scott said. “They’re going to all make a decision when they want to run. If President Trump or anybody else wants to announce, they’ll do that.”

Scott made the comments Wednesday during a CNN interview with Erin Burnett. They accord with recent comments he has made on the subject of the impending Trump candidacy and the crowded 2024 field.

On a Mississippi radio show last week, Scott was asked about a potential showdown in the Primary between political ally Trump and his successor as Governor, Ron DeSantis.

“I think there’s going to be a lot of people who want to run. Everybody has an idea of how they can run this country better, so I think a lot of people are going to run.”

“This year is going to be a referendum on Biden. It’s pretty simple,” the Senator said on Fox News Sunday earlier in July. “It’s not going to be about ’24. It’s going to be about ’22.”

Shortly after Trump went down in defeat to Biden in 2020, Scott expressed enthusiasm about a 2024 campaign, meanwhile, saying just weeks after the election that “it’s great if he wants to run in ’24.”

“We’re going to have four years, it looks like, of Joe Biden, where he’s going to raise taxes, he’s going to ruin this economy,” Scott said in December 2020.

Whatever Trump decides to do, Scott continues to say he’s not running for President, but for another term in the Senate in 2024.

“I’m planning on running for the Senate,” he told Fox News in May.

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


10 comments

  • Joe Corsin

    July 27, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Filthy New York billionaire Donald Trump duped and deluded many southern sub-apes… rural sub-apes. Like a carpet bagger, he grifted them to a husk! Now they wanna double down or act like it didn’t happen. We shall never forget the stupidity of the fake patriots. Poop stains in American history!

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  • PeterH

    July 27, 2022 at 8:38 pm

    I don’t think that Rick Scott will be happy with Trump operating his campaign from Leavenworth Federal Prison!

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  • Elliott Offen

    July 27, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Just think…sht head Trump gave all those tax breaks but now the governments gonna rip it right back outta their azz! Trickle up economics doesn’t work…greed must not rule. Vote BLUE or these hogs are gonna kill us all… institute low wage slavery for us all. Even four masters degrees won’t be worth the paper they are printed on once the rich hogs get done with everyone. Eat the GD rich!!!! Kill Trump supporters!!!

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  • Impeach Biden

    July 28, 2022 at 6:12 am

    Elliot and Joe are the same person. I am also beginning to think they are Twitter bots. No brain at all, just spewing the Uber left talking points that simply won’t work in November. People vote with their wallet and pocketbook. The Fed just raised the interest rate another .75. More bad news for the Jimmy Carter 2 administration.

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    • Joe Corsin

      July 28, 2022 at 7:18 am

      ^ Enter the duped sub-ape, greasy greasy shill for the rich, yet he is not rich. Brain is the size of a peanut!

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      • Impeach Biden

        July 28, 2022 at 8:32 am

        Yet another highly enlightening comment from the Twitter Bot. No thinking skills whatsoever. By the way, how do you know I’m not rich? Once again you know nothing. Elliot and Joe, same bot.

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        • Joe Corsin

          July 28, 2022 at 9:19 am

          Because someone who was rich wouldn’t be trolling a website with nonproductive infantile stupidity… unless of course you were made rich by the sweat of another man’s sack and really not worth the powder it would take to blow ye brains out…now on here trolling with nonsense and stupidity…drunk and on pills etc

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          • Impeach Biden

            July 28, 2022 at 11:18 am

            What’s your excuse bot? You high, drunk, or both?😜

  • rust

    July 28, 2022 at 8:04 am

    Damn Rick Alien Scott for not calling out Grifter Tramp for the traitor criminal that he is. He was pitched a softball in the middle of home plate and he just stood there like a fool. Maybe he is not watching the January 6th hearings, or reading about the Justice Department investigation about efforts to subvert the will of the people: it’s painfully obvious that Tramp and his cronies attempted to thwart the peaceful transition of power to the duly elected president. What a loser Rick Alien Scott is! May he rot in Hell.

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    • Elliott Offen

      July 28, 2022 at 9:21 am

      They are all greedy hog crooks. It’s a plutocracy…what do you expect.

      Reply

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