McCain slammed Twitter for allowing “Uncle Tim” to trend for hours before taking it down.
“So it’s okay to be racist and use racial slurs towards Black men as long as they are Republicans. I’m disgusted by the response to him. Hit him on policy if you have policy problems with him, but the way he is being talked about, the way he’s being disrespected, don’t talk to me about micro-aggressions with race in this country,” McCain said on Thursday.
She added, “Don’t talk to me about the problems we have in this country with racism when it’s okay to speak and treat a Black man this way who happens to be the most famous Republican black senator in the country.”
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"So it's OK to be racist and use racial slurs towards Black men as long as they are Republicans."
Meghan McCain slammed Twitter and said she was "disgusted by the response to" Sen. Tim Scott after "Uncle Tim" became a top trending topic on the social media platform. pic.twitter.com/ysEa7RZfgh
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McCain argued Twitter would have taken it down sooner if he were a Democrat, “I don’t believe it would’ve happened if he was a Democrat.”
“It so hurt me, disgusted me, and saddened me, literally ruined my night and ruined my morning because of it,” McCain said.
She continued, “I’m so grossed out by the entire thing. To Senator Scott, there are so many of us that support and love you and think you did a fantastic job last night and he’s the one that should be running for president, not Nikki Haley.”
In his response to Biden’s speech, Scott said, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.”
He went on, “Just before COVID, we had the most inclusive economy in my lifetime. The lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians, and a 70 year low nearly for women. Wages were growing faster for the bottom 25% than the top 25%. That happened because Republicans focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans.”
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