Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott says he will not accept a post in the Trump White House despite a friendly visit with the President-elect in New York last week.
“I am not going to go to the White House,” Scott told CNN’s Jim Sciutto on “The Lead.” “I have a great job. I have a little more than two years to go in this job. I’ve got a lot of good things to get done. … I’ve got a lot of things to do here.”
Scott, who was an early supporter of Donald Trump’s campaign, also expressed enthusiasm for the President-elect and his transition efforts so far.
“We had a good meeting,” said Scott. “He’s working hard. He’s energized.”
“I will do everything I can to help President-elect Trump,” Scott said later in the interview.
Scott’s visit to Trump Tower on Thursday immediately set off speculation the Republican governor, who ran a powerful super PAC that spent millions of dollars in support of Trump, could be on the short list for a high-level position.