Stopping short of an endorsement, Rick Scott praised Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump for “capturing the frustration of many Americans” in a column Florida’s governor wrote Wednesday for USA Today.
In the piece headlined “Donald Trump has America’s pulse,” Scott said he didn’t plan to endorse a candidate before Florida’s March presidential primary. But Scott said he knows Trump personally and as a “man who speaks and tweets his mind freely.”
“But, I don’t think his ability to give the most interesting interviews or speeches is the only thing that has him leading in the polls,” the governor added.
“I think he is capturing the frustration of many Americans after seven years of President Obama’s very intentional government takeover of the American economy.”