Scott appeared on OutFront with Erin Burnett following his afternoon meeting at New York’s Trump Tower, where he sat down for 45 minutes with Trump and Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, who is taking over as White House chief-of-staff.
“I’m excited,” Scott said. “Now I have somebody who’s going to help me with jobs. If I have a problem with EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), transportation, I can call somebody. And get a solution.”
Scott, who this week addressed the Republican Governors Association meeting in Orlando and renewed his call for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, downplayed Trump’s apparent willingness to keep portions of President Obama’s signature legislation.
“The pre-existing condition, everybody understands that, allowing people to stay on their parents’ policies, that makes some sense,” Scott said. “But the real cost is the exchanges, the mandates, the taxes. Those are the real things that’s got to be changed.”
Scott also repeated he has no interest in serving in the Trump administration.
“I want to finish this job,” Scott said.