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