Donald Trump endorses Rick Scott for re-election
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'I have known Rick for a long time, as both a businessman and great Governor of FLORIDA, and there are few like him!'

Rick Scott endorsed Donald Trump for President earlier this year, and now the former President has returned the favor, officially signaling support for the Senator’s second term.

“I am proud to give my Complete and Total Endorsement to U.S. Senator Rick Scott of Florida in his bid for Re-Election,” Trump posted to Truth Social.

“I have known Rick for a long time, as both a businessman and great Governor of FLORIDA, and there are few like him! Strong on the Border, Crime, our Great Military/Vets, our Second Amendment, and the only person who has been willing to take on the very destructive Super RINO, Mitch McConnell. Everyone in Florida should help Senator Rick Scott have a big win next year!”

The Trump endorsement isn’t surprising, given Scott is facing nominal competition for the GOP nomination this year.

Scott contended in November that the time had come for the GOP to unite around the former President, a front-runner in all polls of the Republican Primary field.

“I support my friend President Donald J. Trump to be the 47th president of the United States and encourage every Republican to unite behind his efforts to win back the White House. It’s time for the Republican Party to come together, behind one candidate, and declare with one voice that we are united in our efforts to defeat Joe Biden and rescue America,” Scott wrote in Newsweek.

The Senator’s endorsement of Trump earned a rebuke from the man who succeeded him as Governor.

“I must have missed where those voters have actually voted yet. Isn’t it odd that we haven’t had one contest? And there’s people that are having a rush to try to short circuit the people’s voice,” Ron DeSantis said on Fox News’ “America Reports.”

Further proof of Scott’s fealty to the former President was found in how aggressively the Senator has yoked to Trump both the fundraising and messaging efforts of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the Senate re-election effort that he chaired in 2022.

Scott invented an award to give to Trump in 2021. Last year, Scott kicked off the NRSC podcast with a Trump interview.

“President Trump put us in a great position on so many issues,” Scott raved, setting up the friendly chat.

Scott ultimately failed to flip the Senate Republican after tethering the campaign cycle to Trump, and then he failed to defeat McConnell in a Trump-backed bid for Minority Leader. But despite these setbacks, the bond between the former President and the Florida Senator endures.

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


14 comments

  • PeterH

    December 5, 2023 at 4:55 pm

    Of course Trump would support another lying criminal!

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  • Abram Nicholson

    December 5, 2023 at 5:38 pm

    Scott is nothing but another rich fraudulent businessman found guilty in court of Medicare fraud 10 or so years ago and fined tens of millions of dollars for his theft of federal program dollars. And the people of Florida voted in one more crooked politician. Trump is just a bigger crooked politician. Those are the facts.

    • Rhonda Woodward

      December 5, 2023 at 6:09 pm

      Agree ! 100% criminal what he did to those of us in the Florida Retirement System and he basically raped and pillaged the Florida Correctional System to award his friends private contracts! He was proposing sunseting our Social Security now. He’s only now getting out of his easy chair because it’s an election year and he has a real challenge in Keith Gross who is running for Senate against him! I vote Keith Gross!

    • MH/Duuuval

      December 7, 2023 at 3:31 pm

      Rick is slicker than you give him credit for. He sold his shares in the company before the feds came down on them, took the 5th some 25 times at the trial, and walked away with millions of dollars. (His wife is his co-conspirator and though she stays in the shadows, she may be the brains of the outfit.)

      Not bad for a little feller who once lived — briefly == in public housing.

  • MH/Duuuval

    December 5, 2023 at 9:21 pm

    Scalia, the original Originalist, said that when a person takes the 5th repeatedly, a presumption of guilt is not necessarily unwarranted. Scott took the 5th over 25 times in the Medicare scam trial — and managed to keep the $20 million he and his co-conspirator/wife got when they cashed out BEFORE the charges were leveled .

    • rick whitaker

      December 6, 2023 at 3:24 pm

      MH, is it too late to bust scott now? thieves rarely quit stealing, so is there any current investigations on scott at the present time?

      • Impeach Biden

        December 8, 2023 at 3:23 pm

        Hey “Tennessee” Rick. Of course you don’t fudge your taxes with those rental properties you own right? HA! HA!

        • rick whitaker

          December 8, 2023 at 3:44 pm

          impeach biden, of course not. i am honest. without knowing me why would you say such a thing about me. i know the answer to that, so don’t bother answering. projectionism is what trump does, not me. is that what you’re doing? does the trailer park owner know about the sub-leasers you have in your trailer? aren’t you suppose to pay more rent when you bring in more people. i may have judged you wrong, you might sleep on your mom’s couch.

          • Impeach Biden

            December 9, 2023 at 11:46 am

            “Tennessee” tax cheat Rick calling me trailer park trash. Hilarious. Am I a deplorable as well? Do you demand cash only on your rental units by chance?

        • rick whitaker

          December 9, 2023 at 10:11 pm

          impeach biden, i said trailer park trash because that is the iconic image or meme that your comments evoke. frankly you sound a lot like trump. name-calling, projection, hyperbole, crudeness, and bigotry are his verbal tools. no wonder you are no doubt a maga cultist. btw, i use a management service for my rentals. projectionism seems to be your go to modus operandi.

  • Sonja Fitch

    December 6, 2023 at 4:51 am

    Ok no doubt about RICK Scott!! Absolutely scum! Get out of Florida both of you, Scott and Trump!

  • rick whitaker

    December 6, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    sonja, well said

  • Biscuit

    December 6, 2023 at 12:39 pm

    NewsAlert from the hilariously named Truth Social: Psycopath Narcissist endorses Klepto Autonomous Mobile Robot for continued role as his Real Boy in the United States Senate. Both hope to maintain their symbiotic relationship and further their quest to rid the nation of decency, democracy, and demon rum.
    Arf.

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