"The Florida governor is, yes, a governor and, therefore, part of the political class that Trump loathes. But Scott, like Trump, has his roots in the private sector — making millions as a health-care executive before he ran for office in 2010. And Scott got into the governor's mansion by beating the Florida Republican establishment at its own game — sort of like Trump has done in this race. Plus, don't forget that Scott was an an early advocate of Trump's message: "I think he is capturing the frustration of many Americans after seven years of President Obama’s very intentional government takeover of the U.S. economy," Scott wrote of Trump in a very favorable op-ed in USA Today in January. Under normal circumstances, the fact that Scott's company paid a $1.7 billion Medicare fraud penalty would be disqualifying. But this is Donald Trump we are talking about."