Florida Gov. Scott to meet with President-elect Trump

- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is heading to New York City to meet with President-Elect Donald Trump.

The Republican governor said in a tweet that he is going to congratulate Trump on his win and offer to help him "reinvent" federal government. Scott is scheduled to meet with him on Thursday.

Scott was an early backer of Trump and endorsed him shortly after Trump won the Florida primary in March.

While the trip could fuel speculation about Scott joining the Trump administration, the former health care executive has said repeatedly he plans to remain as governor.

And on Tuesday, Scott told reporters that he is considering running against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in 2018. Scott has to leave office in early 2019 due to term limits.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Florida Gov. Scott to meet with President-elect Trump
  • Trump: "We're saying 'Merry Christmas' again"
  • Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor who begged for help
  • NFL national anthem flap sees Steelers coach rap Alejandro Villanueva, while his jersey sales soar
  • Sen. John McCain announces opposition to Graham-Cassidy health care bill, dashing GOP hopes
  • Trump, the 'America First' president, addresses UN
  • Trump to end DACA program for young immigrants after 6 month delay, according to reports
  • Steve Bannon out as White House chief strategist
  • Man accused of ramming protesters pictured with racist group
  • Trump warns North Korea that US is `locked and loaded'