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Gov. Rick Scott says Trump's victory depends on creating jobs



Never one to stray off message, Gov. Rick Scott said the presidential election is all about jobs. Appearing on CNN Wednesday, Scott, who chairs a pro-Donald Trump Super PAC, replied to Wolf Blitzer's questions by saying Trump will create jobs as president and Hillary Clinton won't.

Scott sidestepped Wolf Blitzer's question of whether Trump was "sloppy" Tuesday when he suggested that "Second Amendment people" might take action against Clinton for appointing liberal judges.

"Every candidate's different. He clarified what he was saying," Scott told CNN. "What I tell people is, this race ultimately is about jobs," and the race is between Trump a businessperson, and Clinton, a career politician."The election is going to be, who's going to get my people back to work?" Scott said.

Pressed on Congress' refusal to appropriate Zika money, Scott refused to criticize Congress directly. "Congress and the president have to start figuring out a way to work together," Scott said. "I work with my Legislature ... We need a federal partner." Scott said he and Trump have not discussed Zika.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:54pm]


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