Rick Scott not ready to give Donald Trump 2024 endorsement
Rick Scott returned to Meet the Press Sunday. Image via NBC News.

"There's going to be a lot of people probably announce. We'll watch what happens."

Ahead of appearing at a Miami rally with Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott is not preemptively endorsing him in 2024.

During an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday morning, Scott deflected when asked if he would back Trump’s third run for the White House.

“There’s going to be a lot of people probably (going to) announce. We’ll watch what happens. I’m focused on getting a majority in the Senate,” Scott told host Chuck Todd.

Scott’s non-answer tracks with previous failures to offer a definitive response to the same question.

“There are lots of people that I know who are looking to run for President,” Scott told CNN’s Erin Burnett in July. “They’re going to all make a decision when they want to run. If President Trump or anybody else wants to announce, they’ll do that.”

On a Mississippi radio show the same month, Scott was asked about a potential showdown in the Primary between political ally Trump and his successor as Governor, Ron DeSantis.

“I have no idea. Who knows? DeSantis has a Governor’s race,” Scott said. “I don’t know who, but I think there’s going to be a lot of people who want to run. Everybody has an idea of how they can run this country better, so I think a lot of people are going to run.”

The frayed Trump/DeSantis dynamic will come into view in Florida Sunday, with the former President rallying with Marco Rubio, Scott and other Republican candidates while DeSantis works a crowd on the other side of the state. Trump offered a rhetorical taste in Pennsylvania Saturday, denouncing DeSantis as “Ron DeSanctimonious.”

“We’re winning big, big, big in the Republican Party for the nomination like nobody has ever seen before,” Trump said of a potential 2024 Primary while discussing a national poll at the rally. “There it is, Trump at 71%, Ron DeSanctimonious at 10%.”

Trump has reportedly urged Scott to make a play for McConnell’s post. On Meet the Press, Scott again sidestepped a question about his interest in leading the caucus, saying he was “focused” on the election Tuesday.




A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Joe Corsin

    November 6, 2022 at 10:15 am

    One crook endorses another crook. And look how many people jumped off the Trump train wreck onto DeSantis… pretending that they never voted for the fat grifter. Mark of shame that will never be wiped away!

  • Charlie Crist

    November 6, 2022 at 10:16 am

    One greasy grifter endorses another. Nothing here to see.

  • Yrral

    November 6, 2022 at 10:24 am

    Florida Republicans are reaping what they sowed,by Trump and Desantis,by the way the weather service say Florida is the direct path of Tropical Storm Nicole

    • marylou

      November 6, 2022 at 10:31 am

      a hard rain’s a-gonna fall…

    • Impeach Biden

      November 6, 2022 at 11:01 am

      Wash away Corsin, Offen, Crist, Fake Tom and others. This is part of the Red Tsunami coming.

  • Concerned Florida Voter

    November 6, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Voldemort Scott will get in line when he’s told to by his master. He doesn’t have the backbone to stand up to tRUMP. Disgusting, the whole lot of them.

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