Tim Scott Explains Why He Believes Trump Is Not 'A Racist President'


Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) defended President Donald Trump as he explained why he believes the president is not a racist.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” host Brian Kilmeade asked Scott about the civil unrest taking place in multiple cities across the United States as Americans continue to fight for racial equality.

Kilmeade also mentioned Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) claim suggesting Trump is a racist president. The South Carolina senator pushed back against the claim.

“Brian, let me say this first,” Scott said, adding, “A racist president does not provide the highest funding for HBCUs [Historically Black Colleges and Universities] in the history of the country and he certainly does not make that funding permanent.”

He continued, “A racist president does not take Opportunity Zones and provide up to $75 billion of private-sector dollars for the most distressed people in the country. A racist president simply does not create 7 million jobs and make sure two-thirds of those jobs go to African-Americans, Hispanics, and women.”

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Scott’s defense of Trump comes just one day after his appearance during the Republican convention.

During the Tuesday morning interview, Kilmeadealso praised Scott for his speech during the opening night of the Republican National Convention. According to Scott, the “best is yet to come” with Trump.

“It certainly was a blessing to be a part of the Trump team last night,” Scott, said. “We have an amazing country. I love America.”

See Scott’s remarks below:

The Republican senator also offered his take on the start of the convention as he insisted Trump placed an emphasis on family.

Scott said, “President Trump has kicked off this convention by leaning in on the American family, wanting them to be passionate and to be expectant about what’s possible in our future and that’s one of the reasons why I wanted to talk about the next American century.”

The second night of the Republican National Convention is scheduled to begin Tuesday evening at 8:30 p.m.

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