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Rick Scott predicts Donald Trump will ‘have a big win’ in 2016

Gov. Rick Scott said he thinks voters have a clear choice when it comes to the 2016 presidential election.

“I think this election is pretty clear. On one side, we have Donald Trump, a business person; someone who is going to focus on creating jobs, someone who wants to destroy ISIS, someone who knows how businesses work,” said Scott following a stop in Bonita Springs on Friday. “And we have a career politician, Hillary Clinton, on the other side, who has no idea how to create a job, who had her opportunity to destroy ISIS and failed, who doesn’t care about building our military, and who doesn’t care about securing our border.”

Scott threw his support behind Trump shortly after the Florida presidential preference primary. In the weeks since the primary, Scott has called for Republicans to unite behind Trump.

“I think it’s going to be a clear choice,” said Scott. “I predict Donald Trump will have a big win in Florida and he’ll have a big win nationwide.”

Scott has been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate, but the Naples Republican has brushed off questions about whether he would accept the position. On Friday, he once again said he would pass on the VP slot if approached.

“I’m flattered that people would even say things like that, but I like my job,” he said. “I got re-elected in 2014. I’m going to finish my job here. So I’ll pass.”

As for what he’ll do when his second term is finished, Scott’s lips are sealed. When asked whether he was considering a 2018 U.S. Senate run, Scott said he’ll make a decision “about what I’m going to do in 2018 later on.”

 

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