It be your own people. Sen. Tim Scott, a grown as Black man, had the gall to say that Donald Trump “misspoke” when he once again failed to denounce White Supremacy during last night’s (Sept. 29) first Presidential debate of 2020.
When moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump to denounce White Supremacy during the universally panned debate, after trying to evade the question, the best he could come up with was to tell the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”
That would be a swing and a miss even worse than his infamous “both sides” speak in Charlottesville.
Naturally, Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, from South Carolina, was today (Sept. 30) asked what he thought of Trump’s comments, and he gave just about the weakest answer you could imagine.
“I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace’s comment, he was asking Chris what he wanted to say,” said Scott in response to a question posed by a reporter. “I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it. If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak.”
Say what now?
Donald Trump won’t correct anything while his water carriers twist themselves in knots trying to justify and obscure his racism. And the people Trump is riling up would just as soon shoot Tim Scott dead in the street before even considering that he is a Senator.
For shame. Twitter is dragging Tom That’s Not A Spelling Error Scott for all the filth. Cowardly is just one of the many words being used to describe this guy. And rightfully so.
When is he up for re-election?
Nice for Tim Scott to address this as he sits down with the supreme court justice who's going to continue to gut voting rights for minorities— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) September 30, 2020
This will make you cringe...the lengths these guys go to not condemn or criticize him...even when he incites groups who, in this case, pose an existential threat to people who look like Tim Scott. https://t.co/vTkflM14Dv— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 30, 2020
Tim Scott says he thinks Trump "misspoke" when he didn't denounce white supremacists last night.— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 30, 2020
"I think he should correct it, and if he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak."
Yeah, bud, he didn't misspeak and he won't correct the record.
That's his base. https://t.co/rgdpqRuH67
Incorrect @TimScottSC. Trump did not misspeak. He confirmed that he is a racist. Your failure to acknowledge that & call it out sadly make you complicit. Your response only reinforces why the @GOP will be the minority party in the Senate soon. https://t.co/6HDXIq48Nx— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) September 30, 2020
NO TIM SCOTT DOES NOT THINK TRUMP MISSPOKE.— danny (@dabbs346) September 30, 2020
TIM SCOTT KNOWS EXACTLY WHO TRUMP IS. pic.twitter.com/lTf5SKaRac
6. Oh please.
Does Senator Tim Scott know he is black?— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) September 30, 2020
Congratulations, Tim Scott.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 30, 2020
You played yourself. pic.twitter.com/JlDDJiJTQA
Honest question to Tim Scott. How many times does Donald J. Trump need to take the side of White Supremicists before you take his word for it. 20? 30? Never? “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” https://t.co/wpsKyzU5LS— Josh Gad (@joshgad) September 30, 2020
Tim Scott went on a days-long rant about how Biden’s “you ain’t black comments” were the *clutches pearls* most offensive thing he’s ever heard, but seems to have a mouse in his throat when it comes to the leader of his party failing to denounce white supremacists. pic.twitter.com/sSEctIMX4x— Boima Blake (@boimabla) September 30, 2020