Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMaxine Waters: ‘You can’t trust this president’ Obama shamefully lines pockets with 0K for Wall Street speech Dem senator fears Russian election interference could be ‘normalized’ 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.
"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 RubioWhat’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? Boeing must be stopped from doing business with Iran Top Trump officials push border wall as government shutdown looms 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.