Florida Gov. Rick Scott endorses Trump

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJuan Williams: Trump gives life to the left Kennedy retirement rumors shift into overdrive Pompeo to outline post-deal strategy on Iran MORE, one day after his resounding victory in the state's primary.

Scott called on the Republicans to unify in preparation for the general election. 

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“With his victories yesterday, I believe it is now time for Republicans to accept and respect the will of the voters and coalesce behind Donald Trump,” Scott said. in a Facebook post.

"Here’s what really matters — we have to elect a Republican in the fall in order to grow jobs, rebuild our military, and put a person who respects the Constitution on the Supreme Court," he added.

Trump crushed Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCongress — when considering women’s health, don’t forget about lung cancer Anti-Maduro Venezuelans not unlike anti-Castro Cubans of yore Tax reform postmortem reveals lethal dose of crony capitalism MORE by double digits in his home state on Tuesday, prompting the Florida senator to drop out of the race.

Scott lauded Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who exited the White House race last month. 

“This has been a hard fought primary, with an outstanding roster of excellent candidates, including two of Florida’s favorite sons, and several Republican governors who are close friends of mine,” Scott said.

“But the voters are speaking clearly — they want a businessman outsider who will dramatically shake up the status quo in Washington,” he continued.

Reports indicated Scott was close to endorsing Trump earlier this month during a Super Tuesday press conference, but the endorsement didn't materialized until now.

Updated at 11:57 a.m.