Scott Defends Trump’s Racist Attack On Elaine Chao

The Daily Beast reports:

Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) tried his best at justifying former President Donald Trump’s racist Truth Social post from Friday, in which the ex-commander in chief said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a “DEATH WISH” and called his former transportation secretary Elaine Chao “Coco Chow.”

The senator, flailing after being asked during a CNN appearance about the post, defended Trump’s predilection for “nicknames.”

“As you know, the president likes to give people nicknames. You can ask him how he came up with the nickname,” Scott told Dana Bash during Sunday’s State of the Union. “I’m sure he has a nickname for me.”

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