GOP Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina has come out in defense of President Trump against unfounded claims that Trump is a racist.
Scott who has openly criticized the president in the past has unequivocally stated that the claims the president is racist are not founded in reality.
According to Fox News:
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., defended President Trump against accusations of racism Today while appearing on “The Ingraham Angle,” calling accusations “inconsistent with reality.”
“Well there’s no doubt that President Trump is not a racist and the facts are very simple that the same folks that voted for me voted for President Trump because President Trump made promises to the voters and he’s keeping the promises,” Scott said to guest host Jason Chaffetz.
Republicans have accused Democrats of shifting the narrative to racism accusations against the president following former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s panned testimony. Many Democrats are still calling for Trump’s impeachment.
Scott has his own theory as to why the Democrats are trying to draw attention away from their policy platforms:
“If you were running on the left, would you run the Green New Deal? Would you run on the 70 percent new income tax? Would you run on a 4 percent wealth tax? Would you run on a financial transaction tax? No,” Scott said.
Senator Scott went on to state that the narrative of racism pushed by the left is old and tired and carries no weight anymore.