Sen. Rick Scott (Republican-Florida) did his best to legitimize ex-president Donald Trump’s Racist Truth Social Post From Friday the ex-supreme commander said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell He has a “death wish” and referred to former Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao as “Coco Chau.”
The senator was upset after being asked about the post during a CNN appearance and defended Trump’s penchant for “nicknames.”
“You know, the president likes to give people nicknames. Ask him how he came up with nicknames,” Scott told Dana Bash at an event on Sunday. Union status. “He must have a nickname for me.”
Trump’s post accused McConnell of letting Democratic bills pass because he hated the former president, and accused McConnell of “trying to bring the country down with him.” Violence and attacks against Chao, a U.S. citizen and wife of McConnell who was born in Taiwan.
Bash continued to pressurize senators, who hold leadership positions in the Senate as chairman of the Republican National Senate Committee, about how Republicans can support posts deemed racist.
“Being racist is absolutely unacceptable. I think you should always be careful when you’re in the public eye. You want to make sure you’re inclusive.” said Scott from Naples, Fla., where he was overseeing recovery efforts for Hurricane Ian. “I just want to make sure that the neighborhood I was in yesterday had people from maybe 10 different countries. Especially to believe that every child has hope and to be able to live the dream of this country. I hope not.I will do everything I can.”
That defense wasn’t enough for one former adviser to McConnell.
“If you read all of that out loud, you wouldn’t be on the street and hear someone mumbling on a street corner and say, ‘Hmm, let’s give this guy the presidency or the Republican presidential nominee.'” CNN Analyst (and former McConnell adviser) Scott Jennings told Bash: “We say ‘call 911’ because it sounds like a stuck, deranged person out in the streets uncontrolled and potentially a danger to themselves and others. No way. , is beyond pallor. Every Republican should be able to say that. It’s not good for parties. It’s not good for him.”