Just a day after his state rendered its judgment in the Republican primary -- handing over all of its 99 GOP delegates to Donald Trump -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott urged his fellow Republicans to “coalesce” behind the New York businessman.
Scott, 63, called on Republicans to "come together" in a Facebook post today. "With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump," he wrote.
The Florida governor said voters spoke clearly in last night's contest. "This has been a hard fought primary, with an outstanding roster of excellent candidates, including two of Florida’s favorite sons, and several Republican Governors who are close friends of mine," Scott continued.
"They want a businessman outsider who will dramatically shake up the status quo in Washington," he added, referring to the GOP front-runner, who won four out of five primaries Tuesday night.
With his endorsement today, Scott follows in the footsteps of Attorney General Pam Bondi, who endorsed Trump Monday, saying: "We live in a changing world, and we need leadership. We need someone who is unafraid to lead and restore America to its greatness."