(CNN)Many of the country’s leading tech CEOs consulted with President Donald Trump once again at the White House on Monday, however there were some significant exceptions: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX. Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, himself a previous entrepreneur, stated that produced a “missed out on chance” for them.
During an interview on CNN’s “Erin Burnett Outfront,” Scott was inquired about the leaders not being at the conference. He stated, “I believe it’s a missed out on chance. I believe it’s crucial to take a seat with the President and inform him exactly what you believe.”
“If you appreciate the instructions of this nation, if you have the chance to go to the White House and take a seat with the President of the United States, whether it’s a Republican or Democrat, appear,” he continued. “Show up and inform him exactly what you think. Look, nobody is going to concur with whatever you do, none people do. I would be there, I would reveal up and I would talk about exactly what I care about.”
The interview comes as Scott deals with growing speculation about whether he will run for the United States Senate next year. It’s a quote that Trump himself prompted Scott to think about on Friday, stating, “He’s doing a fantastic task” and “I hope he runs for the Senate.”
But the guv stated he isn’t really all set yet to address the President’s call.
“It’s 2017, the race remains in 2018,” Scott stated. “I will not decide till later on. Political leaders appear to stress over their next task. I’ve got like 570 days to enter this task. I’m aiming to make Florida No. 1 for tasks, No. 1 for individuals being safe– we’re at a 46-year short on our criminal activity rate– and No. 1 for education.”