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Rick Scott for HHS secretary? The governor laughs.


Now that U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price has resigned, could President Donald Trump be considering Florida Gov. Rick Scott for the high-profile gig?

Scott laughed off the suggestion Monday, at a Latin America summit he organized in Miami.

"I have a really good job right now," he told reporters. "Ii have about 365 days -- 465 days, is that right? -- yeah, 465 days left in this job.

"My job is to do what I came here to do with the summit, to try to create a state where everybody can get a good job, people can get a good education, and people are safe. We're in a 46-year low on our crime rate. We've added over 1.4 million jobs. That's what I do every day."

Could he be Florida's next U.S. senator, if he challenges Democrat Bill Nelson?

"That's 2018," Scott said. "We'll worry about stuff like that in 2018."