Trump to Gov. Scott: ‘Rick, please stand up. You’re doing a great job. Really great job.’

Trump says he'll make gun issues a top priority.
Published Feb. 26, 2018

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump during a black tie dinner Sunday singled out Gov. Rick Scott for doing a "really great job" and told a group of governors that guns and violence top his agenda.

"The governors — we're going to have a lot of meetings tomorrow.  We're going to have some very important meetings. We'll be talking about Parkland and the horrible event that took place last week," Trump said at the Governor's Ball, which Scott attended with his wife.

"I want to thank Governor Rick Scott of Florida. Rick, please stand up. You're doing a great job. Really great job."

"And that will be one of the subjects. And I think we'll make that first on our list, because we have to end our country of what's happening with respect to that subject. So we'll be talking about that and many other things."

Scott isn't completely on page with Trump on guns, chiefly about arming teachers. Ivanka Trump sounded less than strident about the issue during an interview that aired Sunday night on NBC News.

"To be honest, I don't know," she said of the idea. "Obviously, there would have to be an incredibly high standard for who would be able to bear arms in our school. But I think there is no one solution for creating safety."