Skipping President Donald Trump's meeting with tech titans Monday was a "missed opportunity" for no-shows Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., said.
Those attending the meeting included CEOs from Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft. But Musk, of Tesla and SpaceX fame, was not on the list after quitting two of Trump's business advisory councils after the president's decision to ditch the Paris climate agreement – and Facebook founder Zuckerberg had a "scheduling conflict," CNN reported.
It was their loss, Scott said in an interview on "Erin Burnett Outfront."
"I think it's a missed opportunity," he said. "I think it's important to sit down with the President and tell him what you think."
"If you care about the direction of this country, if you have the opportunity to go to the White House and sit down with the President of the United States, whether it's a Republican or Democrat, show up," he said.
"Show up and tell him what you believe. Look, no one is going to agree with everything you do, none of us do. But I would be there, I would show up, and I would talk about what I care about."
Scott also said he was not ready yet to announce if he will run for Senate next year – a bid President Donald Trump urged him to consider, CNN reported.
"It's 2017, the race is in 2018," Scott said. "I won't make a decision until later. Politicians seem to worry about their next job. I've got like 570 days to go in this job . . ."
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