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Appearing Tuesday on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) said China should not host the 2022 Winter Olympics due to the Communist regime’s actions towards the NBA and poor human-rights record.
A partial transcript is as follows:
REBECCA - QUICK - Somebody - Negotiations - Place
REBECCA QUICK: You are somebody who wants to see negotiations take place and some sort of deals get struck on some of these [U.S.-China trade talks]. What do you think of what we’ve heard so far, because what sounded like a deal feels like it’s not necessarily there yet, but maybe progress has been made?
SEN. RICK SCOTT: You can’t believe there’s ever going to be a deal. This is a government that doesn’t comply with anything. Remember how they agreed to buy stuff earlier this year and they didn’t comply with it? A couple of weeks ago they said they were going to do something and then they changed there mind. They don’t comply with the WTO. Look at Hong Kong, in 1997 they agreed to give basic rights to citizens and oh gosh, that’s gone. For me, this is way bigger than a trade deal. This is a communist Chinese government that doesn’t comply with anything. They don’t let the NBA players speak if they take a chance and say something anti-Xi. I don’t believe...
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