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Gov. Scott to skip Trump tax event in Miami

Scott will be at fundraising events out of state.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks at the 2018 White House Business Session with the nation's governors on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in the State Dinning Room of the White House. [Olivier Douliery | Abaca Press | TNS]
Published Apr. 14, 2018
Updated Apr. 16, 2018

Gov. Rick Scott will not attend a meeting in Miami with President Donald Trump, and instead will be fundraising out of state (UPDATE: Chicago) for his U.S. Senate bid, according to the campaign.

Trump is hosting a roundtable discussion in Hialeah on the $1.5 trillion tax cut package he signed into law.

It's Trump's first visit to Miami since he came to Little Havana last June to announce his Cuba policy — an event in which he teased Scott about running for Senate.

"Great job. He's doing a great job. I hope he runs for the Senate. I know I'm not supposed to say that. I hope he runs for the Senate," Trump said then. "Rick, are you running? I don't know. Marco, let's go, come on. We got to get him to — I hope he runs for the Senate."

Since launching his campaign on Monday, Scott has not mentioned Trump in numerous events across Florida.

Scott will fundraise on Thursday in Washington.