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Gov. Scott distances self from Trump's remarks involving judge

Gov. Rick Scott cancelled a planned meeting with Donald Trump in New York Monday because of Tropical Storm Colin. At the state emergency operations center in Tallahassee, Scott was asked whether Trump's comments about the "Mexican" judge in a case involving his university reflects racist views. Given a chance to defend Trump, Scott did not -- but he didn't criticize Trump either.

"I can't tell you that I would say the same thing that any other candidate says," Scott said at a brief session with Capitol reporters to discuss non-storm related issues.

"I  can tell you that what's important to me is that all candidates do what they can to get their message out. I got my message out. But right now we're talking about the tropical storm," Scott said.

Scott said he and Trump have not rescheduled their meeting at Trump Tower, the subject of which the governor defined as "how do we win Florida." Said Scott: "I think he's going to have a big win, but today we're talking about storms."

[Last modified: Monday, June 6, 2016 4:55pm]

    

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