09-12-2017

Good Luck: Senator Tim Scott to Discuss Race & Charlottesville with Trump Face to Face

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) heads for the Senate chamber to vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next U.S. Attorney General at the U.S. Capitol February 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) heads for the Senate chamber to vote to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be the next U.S. Attorney General at the U.S. Capitol February 8, 2017 in Washington, DC.

*Tim Scott — the lone African American Republican in the Senate — is scheduled to meet with President Trump Wednesday to discuss race and the white supremacist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Va., reports Greenville Online.

Scott, who represents South Carolina, criticized the president’s weak response to events that resulted in the death of three people — including one young woman who was killed when a car drove through a crowd of counter-protesters.


“It’s going to be very difficult for this president to lead if, in fact, his moral authority remains compromised,” Scott said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” in mid-August.

Trump initially condemned the violence from “many sides” before calling out white supremacists, neo-nazis and the KKK by name, after two days of criticism. But one day later Trump doubled down on his previous stance, saying both the protesters and counter-protesters were to blame.


Scott also called on Trump to interact more with people of color.

Watch his “Face the Nation” interview below:

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