Governor Rick Scott wasn’t at President Trump’s rally in Tampa. Scott had a previously scheduled fundraiser. However, the President showed Scott plenty of love in his campaign to unseat Senator Bill Nelson. “We have to make sure that Rick Scott wins and wins big,” President Trump said.
He also ripped into Bill Nelson for good measure.”You know I live a lot of time in Florida. The only time I see Bill Nelson is five months before every election. And after a while, you forget, who’s the senator.”
Scott and Nelson are locked in a tight battle. A new Mason-Dixon poll released Tuesday morning shows Scott with a three point lead. Even the President acknowledges this will be a tight race saying, “We have to be careful.”
Senator Nelson responded to the President’s comments on Twitter.
Rick Scott and Donald Trump stand united in wanting to take health care away from millions of Floridians — is this why Rick Scott doesn’t want to stand on stage with Donald Trump tonight? Rick Scott can try, but he can’t hide from his pal Trump.
— Bill Nelson (@NelsonForSenate) July 31, 2018
The Governor hardly hid from President Trump. Scott flew from Washington to Tampa on Air Force One and took the opportunity to discuss with the President a number of issues including the federal government’s responsibility regulating water discharges from Lake Okeechobee. Scott also thanked Trump for signing the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program, which was set to expire at the end of July.
After landing in Florida, the two attended an event at Tampa Technical High School to highlight the President signing into law the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act earlier Tuesday in Washington.