Gov. Scott has Sunday lunch with Trump

The president is still in Florida for Christmas vacation.
File photo of Gov. Rick Scott and then-candidate Donald Trump. [Twitter]
File photo of Gov. Rick Scott and then-candidate Donald Trump. [Twitter]
Published Dec. 31, 2017|Updated Jan. 2, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott lunched on Sunday with President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

"President Trump invited Governor Scott to lunch this Sunday," Scott's office said. "The Governor looks forward to speaking with the President about issues that are important to Floridians like the needed repairs to the federally-operated Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee and the recovery of Florida's citrus industry from Hurricane Irma. Whenever the Governor meets with federal officials, including the President, he advocates for Floridians."

The White House Trump wanted "to discuss ongoing hurricane recovery efforts, the need to improve the nation's aging infrastructure and other matters important to Floridians."

Meantime, the reporter handling pool duty today, our erstwhile colleague Mike Bender, of the Wall Street Journal, gives this update:

At 9:34 a.m., on a sunny 58 degree morning at Mar-a-lago, the
presidential motorcade is rolling from the Palm Beach resort in the
direction Trump International Golf Club.