Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday endorsed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, one day after his resounding victory in the state’s primary.

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

{mosads}“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 Rubio 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.

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