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Trump doesn’t commit to stay out of Senate primaries despite prodding by top GOP senator




Asked Tuesday if Trump agreed with his suggestion, Scott said, “He didn’t answer.”

Scott, who met with Trump last week at his Florida golf resort, said the former president’s intentions in the primary season are still unclear.

“He didn’t say it,” Scott told CNN when asked if Trump would run in the Senate primaries. “He didn’t say he would go. What I proposed to him is that I will work hard doing what I will do. I’m sure he wants to be helpful, so the best way to do that would be to participate in whoever won the primaries and come back then.”

Scott, whose committee plans to remain neutral in primaries where incumbent Republican senators do not participate in the vote, added, “Well, I told you, you know, so I don’t run in primaries and I say, “I think it’s in your best interest to have winning candidates, so it would be helpful for you to do that after the primaries.”

While Trump did not commit to Scott’s suggestion, the Republican Party senator noted that there would be “robust” Senate primaries in several crucial states, “so I think it’s best to wait until the primaries.”

Trump and his advisers have indicated this he plans to lag behind with Senate candidates. It remains to be seen whether these candidates conflict with the ideal decisions of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. who told CNN last week that his super PAC with a big expense is ready to participate in the primaries “only if necessary”.
But McConnell and Trump have not been in terms of speech for months, a cold war that intensified after the Republican Senate Party the leader excoriated the actions of the former president in the face of the January 6 Capitol attack, even when the Kentucky Republican voted to acquit him in his impeachment trial accused of inciting insurrection.

Still, in his last session last week, Trump’s meat with McConnell didn’t come out, according to Scott.

“It’s me who made sure we didn’t have a civil war,” Scott said.

McConnell and Scott have indicated that they plan to support all Republican incumbents, including Sen. Lisa Murkowski, an Alaskan Republican. which infuriated Trump after voting for his conviction at the end of his dismissal trial earlier this year. Trump has said he will not support his re-election, but Scott told Trump he had different plans.

“All I said was, I’m going to support all the Republicans in office,” Scott said.