President Trump urged Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, to run for the U.S. Senate during a visit to Fort Myers, Fla., to survey damage from Hurricane Irma.
"I hope this man, Rick Scott, runs for Senate," Trump said during remarks at Southwest Florida International Airport in Ft. Myers. "I know that at a certain point it ends for you, and we can't let that happen. I hope he runs for the Senate."
Trump praised Scott for his leadership during his visit to southwest Florida, during which the president, Vice President Mike Pence and first lady Melania Trump will also visit Naples and meet with those impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Scott's term as governor ends in January 2019, and Trump asked the Republican governor in June to run for the Senate in 2018.
Scott has said in the past a Senate run is an "option."
Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane early Sunday morning, devastating the area. The storm made its second landfall in Marco Island as a Category 3 hurricane Sunday.
As Floridians begin to rebuild and recover for the storm, 2.5 million people are still without power.