Florida Sen. Rick Scott says he does not 'condone violence' after Trump's 'death wish' jab at McConnell
Sen. Rick Scott said he doesn't condone violence in light of Trump's recent attacks against McConnell.
Trump recently disparaged the Senate Minority leader and his wife, Elaine Chao.
Scott told CNN on Saturday that it's "never ok to be racist," but didn't denounce Trump's remarks toward Chao.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott said that he does "not condone violence" following Trump's recent attack against Mitch McConnell, however, sidestepped blatantly condemning the former president's remarks.
During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," host Dana Bash asked Scott, who serves as the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee about Trump's remarks against McConnell and his wife, Elaine Chao, in a post on Truth Social Friday.
Trump argued that McConnell was "Trillions of Dollars worth of Democrat-sponsored Bills" because he hates him or "believes in the Fake and Highly Destructive Green New Deal." He added that the Senate Minority Leader has a "DEATH WISH."
Bash asked Scott if he was "OK" with Trump's remarks.
"The way I looked at it is, I think what the president is saying is, there's been a lot of money spent over the last two years. We have got to make sure we don't keep caving to Democrats. This causes unbelievable inflation and causing more and more debt," Scott said on Sunday.
"As you know, the president likes to give people nicknames. So you can ask him how he came up with a nickname. I'm sure he has a nickname for me."
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In the post, the former president also took a shot at Chao, who was his former Transportation Secretary, calling her "Coco Chow!"During the interview on CNN, Bash continued to press Scott and said that Trump's message "appears to be racist."
"It's never, ever OK to be a racist. I think you always have to be careful if you're in the public eye...how you say things. You want to make sure you're inclusive," Scott responded.
He continued, "But here's what I know. We got to watch how we spend our money. We got to stop this inflation. And I don't condone violence. And I hope no one else condones violence."
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