Rick Scott proposes ‘helping’ Britain with inflation after Liz Truss departure
Rick Scott. Image via AP.

Rick Scott
'Make sure their economy's good just like ours is.'

Florida politicians haven’t been asked much about the abbreviated tenure of former British Prime Minister Liz Truss. But that trend was broken Friday morning, with U.S. Sen. Rick Scott fielding a question during a national interview, in which he proposed “helping” our “greatest ally” with its inflation issues.

“Here’s what’s important to me. They’re our greatest ally. We’ve got to do everything we can to help them deal with their inflation like we’re dealing with ours,” Scott said, before criticizing the White House.

“What I don’t understand about the (Joe) Biden administration is they’re not even trying to get a free trade agreement done with Great Britain,” Scott said. “We’ve got to help them succeed just like I want them to help us succeed. They’re our greatest ally, and so I think we’ve got to do everything we can to help them. Make sure their economy’s good just like ours is.”

Scott made the comments on Sinclair Broadcasting’s The National Desk. His description of the economy as “good” is interesting, given he has maligned the “broken” economy under President Biden.

Former Prime Minister Truss threw cold water on expectations that negotiations would heat up, telling media on Sept. 20 that there weren’t “currently any negotiations taking place with the U.S.,” with no “expectation that those are going to start in the short to medium term.”

She announced her resignation Thursday, saying she couldn’t “deliver the mandate” she was elected to fulfill.

Though Scott didn’t have any dealings with Truss as Prime Minister, he had occasional opinions about policies of her predecessor, Boris Johnson.

He lauded as “the right move” the United Kingdom’s decision to keep Chinese “Huawei out of the UK’s 5G network” as “vital to ensuring Communist China can’t steal their data and extend their influence across the world.”

He also pressed Johnson to join him in a push to move this year’s Olympic Games out of China, which didn’t happen.

However, Scott has been willing to levy criticism. He castigated the former Prince Charles in 2019 for going to Cuba, and said he was going to get former President Donald Trump to talk him out of warming relations with the country.

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

    October 21, 2022 at 9:35 am

    “Make sure our economy is good like ours is.” Well there goes Republican claims about Joe Biden being an economic disaster! You see how full of sht these Republicans are? Also they set a bad example, telling citizens to do things that will get them locked up. Republican so called leaders are grifters and sociopaths now.

  • Yrral

    October 21, 2022 at 10:06 am

    The economy was not bad,when you Republicans got your stimulus check,money is all a personal issue,you cannot measure,your well being compared to other

  • Sylvester Jones

    October 24, 2022 at 8:16 pm

    If Rick Scott really wanted to help the UK. He would encourage Britains Conservative party to repeal the National Health Service where all citizens have a single payer healthcare and develop an American style healthcare system. A system that is strictly for profit and where the free market is in control. Private health insurance only. And if you are unfortunate to work for an employer that does not provides health insurance then you are on your own and die quickly. Much like the Republican solution to Americas healthcare system. Trump said that repealing Obamacare would be a big win for America.

  • Beth

    October 29, 2022 at 6:55 am

    Will he be using the money he stole from Medicare? Sicko trump loving Scott should be in prison not in government. Time to get rid of all these corrupt career politicians who will do or say anything for money and power. Let’s start electing decent human beings who actually go into politics to help people.

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