There was a lot of media speculation that Donald Trump’s oddly timed Super Tuesday press conference had been called so that Trump could announce his endorsement by Florida Gov. Rick Scott. As it turns out, there was no “big announcement,” and rumors of Scott’s endorsement didn’t pan out.
Scott has confirmed today that he’s not endorsing anyone before the Florida primary. One governor who did endorse Trump is Chris Christie, who had the pleasure of introducing Trump at that press conference and was ridiculed for days over his facial expressions, most likely some sort of secret code to cue his security people to rescue him. (Christie has since clarified that he wasn’t being held hostage.)
Rick Scott says he won’t endorse before the Florida primary. pic.twitter.com/IMJeO3ltZr
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 3, 2016
No offense, but “I trust the voters” is a pretty weak excuse not to use your political influence to help undecided voters settle on a candidate.
— Tom Llamas (@TomLlamasABC) March 3, 2016
Scott chickens out of planned Trump endorsement and THIS is the headline? Come on guys.https://t.co/ViO958KfZZ
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) March 3, 2016
— The Hill (@thehill) March 3, 2016
@thehill everyone was expecting him to endorse Trump. Stop framing things as anti-Rubio, it's really obnoxious.
— James Garcia Alver (@JayAlver) March 3, 2016
— Owosso (@ksh0512) March 3, 2016
By almost all accounts Rick Scott was set to endorse Trump in the FL primary. Fact that he's backed off shows Trump's walls cracking a bit.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 3, 2016
Rick Scott didn't want to end up telling media days later that he totally wasn't a hostage you guys. https://t.co/10x9Yc2V0t
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 3, 2016
@MarcACaputo In other words, "I saw what happened to Christie. I'll pass on that, thanks."
— CareerGradStudent (@stareyedrealist) March 3, 2016
@MarcACaputo translation: Donald already promised veep to some guy from New Jersey
— Jacob Perry (@jacobperry) March 3, 2016
— Edvice (@EdvisoryCouncil) March 3, 2016
— Robin (@RobinDallasTX) March 3, 2016