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Rick Scott dismisses question about Trump's struggle with 'the Zika'

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via @ESCochrane

In his tour de Zika in Miami on Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott got one question about Donald Trump's apparent lack of fluency when it comes to the mosquito-borne virus. Trump memorably referred to it as "the Zika."

A Miami Herald reporter asked Scott in Doral about Trump's Wednesday interview with the West Palm Beach CBS affiliate. The Republican presidential nominee struggled to articulate a position on whether Congress should convene an emergency session to fund virus prevention.

The Republican governor, who has backed Trump, didn't seem to give it much importance.

"We have a choice between two people for president," Scott said. "I have a choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I ran in 2010 on jobs. Donald Trump knows how to create jobs.

"Hillary Clinton," he added, "has never created a job in her life."

--EMILY COCHRANE

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