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Rick Scott has lunch with President Donald Trump

Gov. Rick Scott had lunch Thursday with President Donald Trump, the latest in a series of get togethers between the political allies.

The White House schedule showed a 1 p.m. meal at Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J.

Scott first meet with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

John Tupps, a spokesman for the governor, said: "Governor Scott had lunch today with President Trump following an invitation from the White House last week. Governor Scott was solely there to promote Florida. They discussed a wide range of topics including the President's commitment to partner with Florida on needed repairs to the federally-operated Herbert Hoover Dike at Lake Okeechobee. Governor Scott wants to do all he can to protect Florida's environment and President Trump is very supportive to help. Additionally, they discussed the terror attack in Barcelona and the efforts President Trump is taking to keep America safe."

Tupps said the racial violence in Charlottesville and debate over Confederate monuments did not come up.

Trump has drawn criticism from leading Republicans for his comments. Scott on Wednesday condemned white supremacists and said, "There's no place in our country for racism, bigotry, the KKK, neonazis, white supremacists. There's no moral equivalency between the two sides."

But he avoided directly commenting on Trump. "If you want to ask President Trump what he said, you can ask him but I'm telling you right now I don't believe in racism."

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