FLORIDA: Trump Urges Rick Scott To Run For Senate

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump traveled to southwest Florida with a message for the people of Fort Myers, who are recovering from Hurricane Irma: Rick Scott for Senate. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence flew to Florida on Thursday morning to visit Fort Myers and Naples, two Gulf Coast cities that Irma tore through earlier this week.

“I have to say that your governor — where is our governor here? Rick Scott,” Trump said, pausing for applause of the Republican governor. “The job he’s done is incredible, and I guess I’ve been very lucky because, you know, you have a great governor in Texas; you have a great governor in Florida. The job that Rick has done is being talked about all over.”

Trump offered more praise of Scott, who he has continued to nudge to challenge incumbent Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson in 2018, taking advantage of Thursday’s backdrop of a recovering city. “I just, again, I have to say that what do I know? But I hope this man right here, Rick Scott, runs for the Senate,” Trump said.

  • Lazycrockett

    You can tell Marco is thinking bout that first Foam Party where his heart was broken.

  • bkmn

    With the population that Florida has it is amazing they can’t seem to find good Democratic candidates.

    • The_Wretched

      srsly. It’s almost like the national level Dems don’t even try in many cases.

      • UrsusArctos

        Until recently the DCCC, under Wasserman-Schultz, worked against candidates. NO I’M NOT bitching about Bernie. The DCCC didn’t fund many challengers in flippable seats. They focused on bumping up incumbents. Party building is hard work and takes money. It’s easier to fund raise and stroke the egos of incumbents. For example the DCCC allowing Ileana Ros-Lehtinen a free pass because she was part of the S FL delegation and buddy of W-S amounts to political malpractice.

    • Reality.Bites

      Good candidates don’t losing

    • Ninja0980

      They have one for governor next year if she wins (Gwen Graham) but for the rest, you’re right.
      The fact Grayson and Murphy (who rightfully got clobbered) were our best candidates speaks volumes to the sorry state of Florida’s Democratic party, not to mention other state parties as well.

      • UrsusArctos

        That is largely fallout from killing the “50 State Program”. It did what it was intended to do (for a while), protect incumbents and suppress rising challengers to the Clintons. That “success” was short sighted and has led to today.

  • netxtown

    Sorry Marco. I guess its back to those ‘wrestling’ parties for you.

  • The_Wretched

    Rick Scott belongs in jail for profiting off law changes he pushed. To wit, drug testing State and federal aid recipients. Turns out the really poor people use drugs less than the well to do…something about having cash to buy the drugs.

  • AtticusP

    Because Voldemort is not a viable candidate.

    He’s almost as fake as Trump.

  • Treant

    My Kingdom for a viable Democratic Senate candidate that isn’t “Charlie Crist.”

    Oh, I got rid of him with viable…

  • netxtown

    I really liked it when Claude Kirk was running for gov down there in Florida.
    All the opposition signs said: F U C K. (Florida Under Claude Kirk)

  • Publius

    I wish he wouldn’t run. Can you imagine a Senator Gollum getting that much closer to the ring? Don’t give him the satisfaction.

  • Tawreos

    I see he is still pushing his POS hats, I am surprised he isn’t trying to sell jackets as well with the presidential seal on the front and Trump across the back.

    • Treant

      He ordered 300,000,000 for the demand he expected from a country that loves him.

      He’s sold 14. Grifter gotta grift.

      • Lizard

        Do we actually know how many of those stupid things he’s ordered?

        • Treant

          Nope. It’s probably a modest amount and he can get more at any time by whipping the little workers until they produce more.

    • Christopher

      He’d probably get away with it as well.

      From Wikipedia:

      “Regulated use[edit]

      In general, commercial use of the seal is prohibited by 18 USC 713[6] of the United States Code, and further defined by Executive Orders 11916 and 11649. The United States Secret Service is authorized to use the seal in conjunction with fund raising sales for its charitable benefit fund which now also operates online as the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman.

      Unofficial use of the seal is regulated by the White House Graphics and Calligraphy Office and monitored by the office of the White House Counsel. On September 28, 2005, Grant M. Dixton, associate counsel to George W. Bush, requested that the satirical newspaper The Onion remove the presidential seal from its website.[7][8] The Graphic and Calligraphy Office will approve of the seal’s use in application of official gifts, an example being its application to a silver cigarette box presented as a gift to Franklin Roosevelt.”

      • clay

        Have we any faith in Don McGahn?

    • Harveyrabbit

      You have a problem with Chinese factory workers being able to feed their kids? 10 cents/hr, 18 hours/day, 6 days/week can buy more than a few bags of noodles in China.

  • Lazycrockett

    Cause the aftermath of a devastating hurricane is a brilliant opportunity to talk bout elections.

    • Tawreos

      You were expecting him to bring up appropriate topics? Every speech is a campaign speech to this asshole.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Marketing…branding…marketing…branding…

        (Otherwise known as “bullshit.”)

      • DonnaLee

        Including when he addressed the Boy Scouts. “Oh looky, a stage…let’s talk about my campaign!”

    • Treant

      It is, actually. “We’re all in this together” is a common bonding emotion at that point.

      Harvey and Irma hit a year too early, though, for Scott’s Senatorial dreams. By next year, people will wonder WTF happened to the FEMA money they aren’t seeing and why they’re still living in an old trailer that has the remnants of a meth lab in the kitchenette.

      • clay

        I also hope it’s enough time to tie Rick Scott’s loosening of / misuse of medicare / medicaid regulations and funding to the lax oversight of the nursing home where people died AFTER the hurricane was gone.

    • The_Wretched

      and tax cuts.

    • safari

      And hock that $40 hat

  • Ninja0980

    Gee, didn’t we just hear that talking about things such as climate change was too political at a time like this?

    • Kelly Lape

      Talking about politics to change the climate in DC… now that’s acceptable.

  • billbear1961

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPp-muVm8SQ&feature=youtu.be&t=52m35s

    Democrats and the serious media: “Can it be that for 25 years it was wrong not to go after the right-wing propaganda machine that has been destroying our democracy all this time, the machine of baldfaced liars and extremists that made Trump possible??”

    YES, you better believe IT WAS WRONG!!

    • Kelly Lape

      You think it’s only been 25 years? How adorable.

      • billbear1961

        I start counting from the time Fox “News” came on the air. (I know the lying really got underway with the death of the Fairness Doctrine under Reagan, but it exploded in the 90s and has NEVER stopped getting WORSE since then, until NOW a regime of pathological LIARS infests the White House, and yet MANY “journalists” still behave as if a relentless pathological liar in the Oval Office is a matter of LITTLE concern!)

        When I first heard about Fox, I thought: “Oh, not to worry: the serious media will do their jobs and tear them to pieces for their OBVIOUS lies!”

        But that didn’t happen, and it STILL isn’t happening, no matter the size, frequency and import of the lies, no matter the damage they and others in the machine DO to this democracy!

        In some ways, it is the biggest scandal of the past QUARTER CENTURY, that serious journalism in this country REFUSES to take on and make an issue of!!

        Only comedians and a few determined journalists marginalized and largely ignored by the “serious” media have tried to hold the machine accountable!

        The failure to go after these liars and extremists, to expose and defang them, is the MAIN reason we’re now living through this CRISIS which may see the END of our democratic republic!

        At this point, to stop Trump’s ongoing COUP, his attack on the rule of law and the very concept of objective truth, massive and relentless protests are needed to show the Establishment that the PEOPLE mean to DEFEND this democracy!! Mueller must see that we are serious, too!!

        If those protests do not materialize SOON, I fear this democracy is DOOMED!

        We need to DEMAND Trump’s financial records, secure elections, and the appointment of moderates ONLY to the courts; or this nation will soon be a BANANA REPUBLIC!!

  • netxtown

    What is everybody but dumbo looking at??

    • clay

      Rick Scott, who was in the stage party. Trump’s got a shitty memory.

    • greenmanTN

      The future of their state waving bye-bye.

  • Jonathan Smith

    oh, well if dRump said so…….

  • bambinoitaliano

    Because the first thing that comes to mind for the victims of hurricane is to think of who to vote for next year.

    • Jonathan Smith

      who SHALL i vote for next, oh, and how am i going to feed the kids with my house underwater,,,,,,

    • jmax

      From the same tone-deaf idiot who bragged about having the tallest building in Lower Manhattan after the Twin Towers went down.

  • jimbo65

    Good lord. Yeah sure, why not? He’s responsible for one of the biggest Medicaid scams ever. That doesn’t matter anymore. Because nothing matters anymore.

    • bambinoitaliano

      But he saves millions of lives from hurricane Irma. If people subscribe to Noah’s ark story. It’s not such a stretch this will be his campaign slogan.

      • William

        That’s why governors love disasters. As long as there isn’t a Katrina level fuck up in the recovery, the govs are seen as geniuses.

  • billbear1961

    Scott’s a fraudster and a liar just like you, DUMP!

  • Lizard

    Sure, climate change projects that the majority of the state will be underwater in the fairly near future, not the mention the superhurricanes that climate change is contributing to, but you know what you can do to make it all better, citizens of Florida? Replace a politician from the party who accepts the science that will destroy your state with a politician from the party that vehemently rejects it. That’s sound logic, right there.

    • bambinoitaliano

      All I envision is bubbles coming out beneath the submerge state with people still voting for the same. Because some people just never learn.

      • Lizard

        *sigh*

        To Florida’s credit, it’s a swing state. So I still have hope for them.

        • bambinoitaliano

          We human species are build the same as any other living organism. A spider who continues to spin the same web over and over again when it gets destroyed by whatever external force. The ants continues to follow the same path when the ground dries up after a flood or fire. Everything went back to normal as if nothing has happen. Sometimes we delude ourselves into thinking that we are smarter or more superior species. I think we are just good at entertaining ourselves with things we create and things we destruct and having fun rebuild them over and over again.

          • jmax

            There used to be a spider that would spin a web every night between two pillars on my front porch. And every morning when I would leave for work, I would walk through that damned web. I still haven’t figured out who was dumber, the spider who had his web destroyed every day and had to rebuild it, or the stupid human who kept stepping face-first into it every day. 🙂

        • Tomcat

          It has been swinging further and further to the right lately.

          • bambinoitaliano

            A couple more hurricanes like Irma, they will be swing out of the continent for good.

          • William

            This hurricane should cause more sinkholes in the coming years.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Hopefully Mar-a-Largo sink with it.

          • Jonathan Smith

            can you get a sink hole large enough for Tallahassee?

  • shellback

    How about YOU getting arrested, tried, convicted, and executed for being a FUCKING TRAITOROUS NAZI.

  • PickyPecker

    I see dRUMPf is still plugging his stupid caps. SAD! LOW ENERGY!

  • barrixines

    Look at that twat in his hat. I am amazed he doesn’t have Melanka wearing a fucking sandwich board advertising stock clearance.

    • Baby_Raptor

      I had to change my name because apparently the idea of two people named Ross sends people here into a frenzy. I never claimed to be that old man, nor do I think anyone would confuse the two of us. It’s bullshit.

  • kelven

    No surprise. Turds of a feather or something like that…

  • Todd20036

    Remember when the GOP hounded Clinton for an email server, but could not give a crap about Medicare fraud if a republican did it?

    • Lizard

      Remember? We’re still hearing about her stupid fucking emails.

      • Tomcat

        And nothing about his medicare fraud.

        • billbear1961

          Why don’t the Democrats bring up the Republicans’ REAL scandals with even one-TENTH the frequency the GOP invents and blows WAY out of proportion scandals for OUR side?!

          Why don’t they go after and savage the right-wing propaganda machine? They’ve got TONS of evidence that the right LIES relentlessly, the right-wing media, the GOP, THIS administration!! Why don’t they confront the rest of the media for their damned game of FALSE equivalencies?!

          What are the Democrats so afraid of? Why are they incapable of FIGHTING as they MUST fight to DEFEND this republic from baldfaced LIES and irrational and hateful EXTREMISM?!

          They must learn to FIGHT as the GOP fights, the only and VITAL difference being that OUR main weapon is and must continue to be the TRUTH while the main weapon of the right is demonstrable LIES!!

          • The_Wretched

            Actually cleaning house or going after corruption upsets the financial sector. As we’re learning, that’s the only segment or policy that’s holy to Dems currently.

          • billbear1961

            The financial sector would take advantage of SLAVE LABOUR given half a fucking chance!

            As I say above, to submit to FASCISM of any kind, corporatist and/or religious, is the act of ignoble, slavish COWARDS, not the act of FREE MEN AND WOMEN!!

  • another_steve

    Global warming deniers tend to stick together.

    (Hey, Republican Floridians: Like the intensity of that hurricane you just got? Blame your Republican global warming denier governor in part for it!)

    • Jonathan Smith

      don’t be silly. It’s all Obammas fault

      • another_steve

        Didn’t President Obama ride on top of dinosaurs?

        (oh…wait…Scott and his anti-science ilk say the cave people did that, not President Obama…sorry)

    • Hank

      I DO, I DO, I DO!!!!
      Herr Drumpf should put him in his Administration for something and keep Skeletor out of running agains Bill Nelson!!! One Rethuglican Senator Asshole is enough!!!!

      • UrsusArctos

        Maybe HHS secretary backup for when the current one goes to Club Fed?

    • Uncle Mark

      I think of it more of an “honor among thieves” kind of relationship

  • Harveyrabbit

    “I hope this man right here, Rick Scott, runs for the Senate,” tRump said.

    To which S̶c̶o̶t̶t Skeletor replied:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6906f1e093c075867c2fd6a1ed540ac5e5ad839a473c8e500822164949876cf4.jpg

  • William

    Scott might should wait until the post-hurricane death toll is tallied.

    • Tomcat

      Why, he won’t get blamed for anything. He told everyone to evacuate, doesn’t matter that he did nothing to help them evacuate.

  • Lars Littlefield

    Remind me again, why is Trump not in jail?

    • Jonathan Smith

      executive privilege?

  • Tomcat

    If Floriduh wants trumps pick for senator they are as dumb as they look.

  • bambinoitaliano
    • jmax

      If 47% of voters didn’t bother to get out for the last election when so much was at stake, I don’t hold out much hope of that ever changing.

      • Tomcat

        If you are right then they must be happy with pot luck and we may just have to settle for the same thing they want.

        • billbear1961

          We cannot and must not, in ANY goddamned circumstances, accept governance at the hands of GANGSTERS, people we can PROVE are baldfaced LIARS, out to undermine the rule of law and to strip MILLIONS of their CIVIL RIGHTS, out to ROB the entire country for the benefit of the FEW, to the point where they will strip MILLIONS of their healthcare insurance and allow tens of thousands to die prematurely every YEAR!!

          I tell you that to submit to FASCISM of any kind, corporatist and/or religious, is the act of ignoble, slavish COWARDS, not the act of FREE MEN AND WOMEN!!

      • bambinoitaliano

        The only way these 47% will vote is if we sic ICE on their asses. Not voting? You are not Americans. Get out!!

        • The_Wretched

          Some part of that 47% is Hispanic voters who are afraid of ICE being sicced on their asses if they vote. Shaming them is not helping.

        • Tomcat

          You are forgetting, as Americans they have the right NOT to vote. Take that away and you are no better than the nazis.

          • The_Wretched

            Huh?

            Australia has a manditory voting law.

            That said, do what Oregon does with mail in ballots (paper!) and I bet voting rates go up.

          • Cipher

            Let’s have a national Holiday for the Presidential election.

          • Lizard

            It absolutely should be. Traditionally, it’s held on a Tuesday to keep poor people from voting.

          • The_Wretched

            I would love that. Or at least move elections to a Saturday.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Democracy only works when vast majority of the population assume the responsibility to exercise their civic duties. Voting not just at the federal level but from the grassroots participation within the community they reside in. For all the complain of corruptions and collusions that resulted in the abuse of civil rights that is today is because of nearly half of the population did not assume their civic responsibility of a democratic nation. If the right of these non voters resulted USA becoming a fascist Nazi state, does that mean the country is the most democratic nation in the world?

          • Lizard

            Let’s overturn the Electoral College and Citizens United first. Then maybe we’ll be able to boast about being a democracy. Until then the point is moot because we aren’t a democracy. Not really. In a democracy, we’d have President Clinton right now.

        • Halou

          Voting should be a compulsory civil duty, not just a right that people can decide to take up or reject as they please.

          • bambinoitaliano

            That’s my point. No system, law or constitution is absolute. Whether it’s exercise of free speech or right to bear arm comes with reasonable limitation and responsibilities. Democracy requires some fundamental set of rules just as any other social system require a structure for it to exist.

        • Daveed_WOW

          All by design. The Hard Left is funded by the Plutocracy to make all potential liberal voters feel cynical and alienated. Conversely, the conservative voters’ resentment and hatred is nurtured and validated hour by hour every day by a well-oiled propaganda machine run by that same plutocracy.

    • another_steve

      The Democratic Party better get better at demonizing fringe candidates (e.g., Bernie Sanders) and fringe political parties (e.g., Green, Libertarian) – all of whom rob votes from viable Democratic party candidates (e.g., Hillary Clinton).

      As I think Hillary learned and has communicated in her book: You play nice, you lose.

      • The_Wretched

        Sanders got 40% of the Democratic party base. That is not a fvcking fringe. Dems will lose every election against every Republican presidential candidate including Trump 2020 if they cannot figure out how to appeal to the base.

        I’m not the only one who thinks so either. All the Dem Sens who are even maybe on a 2020 run have picked up “medicare for all”.

        • Tomcat

          Only because the Democratic party ALLOWED him to be a PART TIME Democrat. Next time will be different for sure. Fool us once shame on us, fool us twice fuck you Bernie, you can’t fool us twice.

          • The_Wretched

            true but irrelevant to my point

            also, if the dems cannot handle a primary challenge, that’s a pretty glaring weakness.

          • UrsusArctos

            The Democratic Party has to own this. By allowing the Clintonites to structure the party as an incumbency protection racket, thus keeping strong challengers to the upper echelons from emerging, they sowed the seeds for this outcome. This was a long game and they bet wrongly. I would LOVE to have seen HRC as president but not at the price of gutting the party’s future. And yes, I voted for her. I do have more than 2 functional neurons.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Part of the issue is simpleton can only digest their news in small bits. The public is so pampered with their news being feed to them like Gerber baby food. The classic of pitting one celebrity against another is the best seller of all time. Once the media created the narrative of dualism, they put on the blinders and ignore the rest.

      • Lizard

        “As I think Hillary learned and has communicated in her book: You play nice, you lose.”

        If she hadn’t played nice, she would have lost worse. If I hear Bill Maher bitch one more time about how it would have been so much better if she’d turned around when he was creeping on her at the debate and told him “Back the fuck off, you creep,” like he’s suggesting, I’m going to scream. A woman telling a man to back the fuck off, calling him a creep, would not have been treated as strength. The next day would have been a headline screaming “HILLARY’S LOST IT! POST-MENOPAUSE DISORDER STRIKES AGAIN! WOMEN ARE TOO EMOTIONAL FOR POLITICS!” I mean, Jesus Christ, they were tearing her apart for coughing.

        • Halou

          That is a sad truth about today’s unequal world. If it were a male candidate turning around and ripping into Trump it would be a case of “Strength, telling it like it is, giving no fucks, alpha male”, and whatever else.

          • Lizard

            Hell, I watched interviews where Trump supporters said exactly those three things.

        • another_steve

          Please. Robby Mook and Co. played nice. They thought (as we all did) that Hillary had it all tied up and could gently coast to victory. Now didn’t that work just extra-special beautifully wonderfully?

          Where were those 12 or 13 women who stepped forward to describe how Trump sexually harassed them? Why weren’t they front and center on the stage at every campaign rally? Why wasn’t Trump’s history of racism in his business enterprises front and center? And his many bankruptcies.

          Why wasn’t Bernie Sanders (who I believe is an honest man) revealed as a Socialist and not as a pretend Democrat? Socialism is fine and dandy, but it’s not the political system in these United States of America.

          All of the above = play nice, and lose.

          • Cipher

            You raise valid questions a_s. I think the bigger mistake was making the campaign about Trump instead of selling Clinton and her ideas.

          • Lizard

            We need to hold the media partially accountable for this. Clinton giving a stump speech? Boring, we’ll show two minutes of sound bites. Trump giving a stump speech? LOL, show the whole thing because this clown gets ratings!

          • Cipher

            Add to that the free media blitz that was all cheap reality show for ratings. No substantive analysis. On the other hand, she did not even get sound bites. It was substance-free, fluffy analysis and horse race coverage. “Stay tuned for the next episode: ‘Bill said What?’, followed by ‘EMAILS!'”

          • another_steve

            But the Clinton campaign wasn’t about Trump. That’s my point. Clinton and her advisers made a conscious effort to stay out of the muck. As a result of that – combined with Clinton’s lackluster stage presence (they worked on improving that but I don’t think they ever really succeeded) – Trump and his message dominated.

            (Apologies if I’ve misunderstood your point, Cipher.)

          • Cipher

            No apology necessary. We can deconstruct everything in every direction and hopefully find important lessons and rectify this situation in 2020. My opinion is that they did not stay out of the muck. I agree they could have swung back harder or met fire with fire, but it would have been fighting on his terrain.

            The only message I seemed to hear from their campaign toward the end was Trump is bad. Trump, Trump, Trump. I heard very little about her plans, her personality, her ideas. I think Mook thought they could make the election about Don the con and squeak by without ever doing the hard work of talking about her or boiling her policies down to a reality TV audience (i.e., the American voters), especially after the tape and the Khan disaster.

            Of course, once Comey came in with his shiv, it was too late to even try to explain her competence, brilliance, talents and positive qualities. At that point, they hadn’t laid the ground to build any of that on…

          • Lizard

            “Now didn’t that work just extra-special beautifully wonderfully?”
            Well, she did win nearly three million more votes than Drumpf and lost by a margin of around a hundred thousand in swing states.

            “Where were those 12 or 13 women who stepped forward to describe how Trump sexually harassed them? Why weren’t they front and center on the stage at every campaign rally?”
            Because that’s a humiliating, potentially life-destroying experience for a victim. Sweet and sour Jesus, can you not understand why they wouldn’t do that? Their faces and names would have been smeared across the media. They would have been doxxed online. The woman who sued him received death threats from his supporters.

            “Why wasn’t Trump’s history of racism in his business enterprises front and center? And his many bankruptcies.”
            What race were you watching? Because I heard about his racism and bankruptcies constantly, including from other Republican candidates. Remember Jeb Bush’s line about Drumpf having to miss an event to sort out his fifth bankruptcy?

            “All of the above = play nice, and lose.”
            Republicans aren’t Democrats. The same tactics that won over Trump supporters–bullying, threats, appeals to white entitlement–won’t work on Democratic supporters. There is just a much reason to think Hillary playing as dirty as Republicans would have turned off Democratic and left-leaning voters as it would have turned them onto her as a candidate.

          • another_steve

            You’re an honest and good debate partner, Lizard. Thanks.

            I’m more cynical than you re what wins elections today. I think you have to appeal to fear and anxiety to win an election in 2017 America. Offering a “pleasant and sunny vision” no longer cuts it.

            Not since 9-11-2001.

      • Daveed_WOW

        I’ve been saying this for years. Dems act like everyone’s gonna get along once the election is over. They treat elections like pillow fights and can’t wait to plan the next slumber party. Republicans play to win. They destroy everything in their paths. They cheat. They steal. They bury potential Dem voters in litigation and harassment. Witness the states with large minority populations where those populations don’t vote at all, largely due to harassment and inconvenience. All by design.

        I’m disappointed in Dems, frankly. Democrats INVENTED political corruption a century ago and then decided to be NICE instead. They need to understand that this is war. The goal is not to change the enemy. The goal is to eradicate them.

        • another_steve

          Part of the dilemma for Democratic candidates is the Democratic demographic: more educated (less susceptible to “anger manipulation”), poorer in urban areas (making “get out the vote” more challenging, physically and logistically).

          Republicans have mostly wealthy white folk and poor southern white trash (the latter being relatively easy to manipulate by pulling on their racial/ethnic prejudices).

    • zhera

      Some of those non-voters wanted to vote, but couldn’t because of short opening hours, low number of polling stations, being turned away for whatever reason, being intimidated at the polling station, etc. I wonder what percentage they are?

  • Tomcat

    Rick Scott has a great plan for global warming. Deny, deny,deny,deny and deny.

    • bambinoitaliano

      So long as he continues to proclaim emergency evacuation in Florida as soon as the hurricanes hit, he will have a job for life.

      • Tomcat

        Or until our government stops supplying money to rebuild.

  • If Rick Scott DOESN’T get elected to the Senate, maybe he can audition for Blue Man Group.

    • Tomcat

      I hear he is a wizard in the medicare business.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It won’t work. There are a lot of seniors in the state taking Viagra as daily supplement.

  • fuzzybits

    Must have truckloads of those stupid hats.

    • kareemachan

      And they are white, white, white….

      • RoFaWh

        Freud is reputed to have once said “There are no accidents.”

      • UrsusArctos

        The next batch will come to a tall pointy peak.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • jmax

      I’ve never seen the words “class” and “Ann Coulter” used in the same sentence before.

      • RoFaWh

        “Ann Coulter failed her class in the theory and practice of the orgasm.”

        • jmax

          Oh, I’ve never read her biography. My bad.

    • bambinoitaliano

      World class? Nah just certain region of the country that some people pay attention to what is going on in the the neck of their woods.

    • Tomcat

      Anne Coulter being a world class idiot is NOT breaking news, it is old news.

      • RoFaWh

        It’s not news at all, old or new.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      I love watching them turn on each other, such a joy to behold.

  • HZ81

    Because Irma wasn’t bad enough.

  • Uncle Mark

    Of course, Twitler asked Scott to run for Senate, while standing next to Rubio.
    1. The Republican Senators don’t appear to be quite the lapdogs that Cheeto expected them to be…and it’s so cute that he expects Gov Voldemort to be more loyal.
    2. Twitler NEVER forgives ANYONE. It’s why he’s so angry all the time…and he hasn’t forgotten or forgiven Rubio from the campaign, the little pecker insinuation, nor his lack of fealty since the coronation.

    • SoCalGal20

      He wants Rick Scott to run for Dem Bill Nelson’s seat which is up for reelection next year.

  • fuzzybits
    • SoCalGal20

      Cara Jennings!!!!

  • Ken M

    They have a year to deal with the clean up and get back to hating his guts.

  • Tomcat

    There is no love lost with Rubio and trump.

    • Jonathan Smith

      there is no love lost with ANYONE and dRump.
      well, except maybe his daughter…..

      • Tomcat

        She loves his money. Tolerates him.

        • Halou

          Like mother, like daughter.

        • -M-

          I suspect the three skittles and Jared would’ve put Don the Con out of the way long ago if it weren’t for the (likely) fact that the fraud and money laundering would be exposed by any court fight.

          Remember the Trump Organization is not a company, just a tangled knot of private partnerships and LLCs.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Probably the only one left that will be at his death bed.

      • Jonathan Smith

        “daddykins, did you sign the new will? DaddYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!”

        • RoFaWh

          “Daddykins, I couldn’t get any condoms for tonight. They don’t have the xxxs size any more; said it didn’t sell at all well.”

  • dcurlee

    People don’t have homes or possessions other than what’s on their backs. Not including lives lost and this is what’s important to this asshole. So sick of the dick

    • RoFaWh

      Just another example of Trump’s complete lack of empathy.

  • JWC

    Trump and Tramp on the contination of the “ME ME” tour

    • greenmanTN

      But enough about me. What do you think of me?

      • RoFaWh

        Since you asked, and without looking up any profiles or photos, I think you need to work on your abs more, and that face tattoo has to go.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Our pig of a commander-in-chief, goes to hurricane-ravished Florida and sinks into the quagmire of partisan politics instead of comforting and helping the victims. Despicable!!

    • RoFaWh

      Would you expect anything else?

  • Rex

    He turns everything into a rally – that’s the only style he know and is comfortable with. He’d be amazing giving the eulogy at a funeral.

    • UrsusArctos

      Shame he can’t at his.

  • RoFaWh

    Looky, looky! It’s Darling Donny-two-scoops disobeying his maternal unit’s diktat that men wear ties and jackets at all times.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Fuck you Trump. Why don’t you drive a little inland to my house and say that to my 84 year old neighbor who injured his left arm and is having trouble walking without getting lightheaded and dizzy from the heat because there is no power!

    • KarenAtFOH
    • I got power yesterday in Palm Beach County. It was becoming intolerable, I could not breathe at night — I really feel for you Karen. Florida is not fun in September without AC.

      • KarenAtFOH

        Glad you and yours are doing well. We are sleeping in our RV in the driveway, which has a diesel generator and AC, so that helps. When our neighbor gets overheated, we drag him inside when he protests and help him cool down.

  • I am sure crooked health care fraud Scott wished Trump would not say anything. Governor Scott cannot run for a third term (thank the lord!). Trump’s approval is underwater in Florida. In July, Newsweek reported that his approval was at 42% — which is roughly in line with the national average reported by 538 (Florida is a very purple state — which is why it is usually is the median swing state in elections). 51% of Floridians disapprove of Trump. His approval number is probably lower now. Now, if you are Rick Scott — who has already made the decision to run against incumbent congenial Senator Bill Nelson — a centrist and well liked (but bland) former astronaut Democrat — wouldn’t you want Trump to keep his big friggin mouth shut and stay out of this?

  • goofy_joe

    These are supposed to be compassion visits, not campaign rallies. Should we remind you who also had to keep having rallies? mmmhmmm

  • kladinvt

    Did any of them mention ‘climate change’ or is it still ‘illegal’ to say, in Florida?

  • Al Woodside

    I wonder what the repugs would have said if Obama wore a Fk’n hat that he was selling online when he visited Sandy. DISGRACE, IMPEACH, UNAMERRRRICAN!!!

  • Kruhn

    If that crowd is any whiter it’d be translucent!

  • JCF

    To provide long-needed representation for Bat-Americans.

  • ColdCountry

    Poor little Marco. *snort* So, what is so interesting off to stage left that everyone is looking at that and not Dump? I mean, I think anything would be more interesting, but aren’t they supposed to be his sycophants?

  • gothambear

    Rick Scott is the big hero for now but wait until all of the hurricane victims figure out the property insurers in the state won’t have sufficient funds/reserves to pay all claims and go belly up. Oops. All of the major insurance co’s pulled out after Andrew. He won’t be too popular then…