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Rick Scott stands by Donald Trump outside Stormy Daniels trial

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Rick Scott stands by Donald Trump outside Stormy Daniels trial

TALLAHASSEE – Before adult film star Stormy Daniels testified for a second day in former President Donald Trump’s hush money cover-up trial in Recent York City, the Republican presidential contender had a defender Thursday outside the courthouse:

Florida U.S. Sen. Rick Scott.

“I’m here because I’ve known Donald Trump a protracted time, I knew him before I used to be governor. I consider him a friend,” Scott said before a FOX News TV camera. “What he’s going through is just despicable.”

Trump is barred by a judicial gag order from attacking the prosecutors within the case, but Scott was in a position to unleash a partisan blast that was immediately aired on the X account of a Trump-allied Super PAC.

“It’s against the law on this country to make use of the court system to go after your political opponents,” Scott said. “What is occurring on this courtroom is clearly criminal.”

Rick Scott was an early supporter of Trump, still stands by ex-president

Scott was a comparatively early endorser of Trump in 2016 and has stuck by the president. That allegiance to the previous president, who polls show is leading President Biden in Florida, could also be helpful to Scott this yr as he runs for a second six-year term within the U.S. Senate.

Elected twice as governor and once as a U.S. Senate candidate, Scott has never won by a margin of greater than 1.2% of the vote.

A number one Democratic rival, former U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Miami, likened Scott to a “fan waiting for a selfie.”

“Perhaps someone should remind Scott that moderately than sitting in Recent York attempting to suck as much as a defendant found answerable for sexual abuse, he needs to be at work, specializing in lowering costs, securing our border, and protecting democracy,” Mucarsel-Powell said, citing a jury’s decision last yr awarding columnist E. Jean Carroll $5 million for being sexually abused by Trump during a 1996 encounter.

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Mucarsel-Powell also criticized Scott for missing a Senate vote Thursday on a procedural motion tied to a bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration. The measure, nevertheless, passed by a large margin.

Trump is charged with falsifying business records to hide payments to Daniels, who said she and Trump had sex in a Lake Tahoe hotel in 2006. Through the trial, Recent York prosecutors try to prove that Trump arranged payments from 2015 to 2017 to hide his relationship with Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, fearing they’d damage his presidential campaign.

Rick Scott just isn’t alone in defending Trump in the course of the trial.

Scott is among the many more distinguished figures to indicate up on the Recent York courthouse in support of Trump.

Last week, Trump was joined by Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, and Dave McIntosh, leader of the anti-tax Club for Growth.

One other spotted within the Trump courtroom: Jacksonville’s Susie Wiles, senior adviser to the previous president’s current White House campaign.

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