Gov. Rick Scott says he will not accept job in Trump administration

(WSVN) - Florida Governor Rick Scott was one of the first Republicans to support Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, fueling speculation he would seek a position in the next administration. But just one day after the election, Scott said he would not accept a job if offered.

“I’ll do anything I can to make Donald Trump successful,” Scott told the Naples Daily News, “but I like this job, and I want to finish this job.”

Scott instead suggested Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi should be considered for a position.

“Attorney General Bondi is a wonderful person, and she works her tail off,” Scott said. “If I was President-elect Trump, she would be somebody I would look at.”

Efforts to reach Bondi for comment by the Naples Daily News were unsuccessful.

Scott serves as the national chairman of Trump’s Rebuilding America Now PAC. But despite his public support, Scott never appeared in public alongside Trump during any campaign stops in the Sunshine State.

Scott said incidents such as the Pulse nightclub shooting in June and the two hurricanes that affected the state in the fall prevented him from such public appearances.

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