Scott ready for election to end, but not abandoning sinking Trump

Gov. Rick Scott remains all-in for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump

Gov. Rick Scott remains all-in for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump

The presidential race hasn’t worked out the way early Donald Trump supporter Rick Scott had hoped.

But Monday, the Florida governor said he had few regrets — or worries about being damaged by his ties to what polls suggest is Trump’s sinking political ship.

“I think we’d all like the election to be over with,” Scott said at the state Capitol, after hosting a roundtable with teachers-of-the-year from around Florida.

“I was disappointed in some of the revelations about him, but you know, look at Hillary Clinton,” he added. “Lying about emails and getting ridiculously rich off a phony foundation.”

In fighting terrorism, Scott said, “He’s going to be much better at it than Hillary Clinton will be.”

Scott endorsed Trump after he won the Florida Republican primary. Later, he signed on as chairman of Rebuilding America Now, a Super PAC that has spent $17 million to help Trump, airing a couple of TV spots attacking Clinton.

But when asked about what role he saw the PAC playing in helping Trump in the campaign’s homestretch, Scott sidestepped.

“I’m spending most of my time being governor,” Scott said.

Trump will bring his campaign Tuesday to Tallahassee, a rare visit by a Republican presidential contender to a state capital where Democratic voters still dominate.

Scott, though, won’t be there. The governor is hosting a “leadership dinner” that is bringing civic leaders from around the state to the Governor’s Mansion.

 

 

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