Black Senator Gives Evidence Trump is Not Racist
It seems that not a day goes by without someone one calling President Donald Trump a racist, white supremacist, or even a neo-Nazi. Most of these criticisms come after Trump has tweeted or commented about one instance or another. and to be sure some of his remarks are not the most sensitive or politically correct. However, that does not mean that he is inciting hate and division or even racist.
And many would agree. Senator Tim Scott is one who believes our president is not only not racist but that he has done more good for minority communities than any president in the last 40 years.
Many would say that Scott must be a Republican then and so he has to defend Trump. However, taking just one look at Senator Scott will show you the truth of the matter. Yes, he is a Republican, but he is also a black man and one from the Deep South, South Carolina to be exact. In addition, the man has been exposed to racism in American society all of his life and so would recognize it when it occurs.
By any reasoning and his background alone, it would seem he should be a Democrat. But he isn’t. And he isn’t afraid to stand up for what he believes is right either.
On Monday, he made that fact known on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.” He told host and former congressman Jason Chaffetz from Utah, “Well, there’s no doubt that President Trump is not a racist and the facts are very simple. 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 then went into detail about just how the president proves he isn’t racist by the actions he has taken while in office.
“If you look at his legacy, it’ll be the accomplishments in office, frankly, helping in many, many ways, African Americans. Think about the fact that we’ve all heard how low the African American unemployment is – the lowest recorded in the history of the country.”
“But more importantly, a racist would never talk about the criminal justice reform and how the benefits disproportionately help African American men. President Trump signed that legislation into law.”
“You would never hear a racist talk about opportunity zones and how he came on-board full throttle because he wanted to help poor, disadvantaged communities, most of them consistently African American and Hispanic,” he continued.
Another true fact.
And “You would never hear a racist talk about providing more research authority and more resources toward sickle cell anemia, a disease that impacts, disproportionately, African Americans in this country, and yet President Trump signed that legislation.”
Yet another fact that disproves Trump is a white supremacist.
The southern Republican then explained why the left has gone out of their way to label the president as such, just as they have many, many other Republicans in the past.
He said, “You smell fear on the left. They have been consistently using the race card. Every single time there’s a presidential run, you’ll hear ‘John McCain, racist, Mitt Romney, racist, Ronald Reagan, racist, George Bush, racist, W., racist.”
Let’s check the facts on this one really quick.
In 2008, Republican Senator John McCain was running for president.
Politico reported at that time, “Civil rights icons and Georgia congressman John Lewis is accusing John McCain and Sarah Palin of stoking hate, likening the atmosphere at Republican campaign events to those featuring George Wallace, the segregationist former governor of Alabama and presidential candidate.”
Now read what they are saying about Trump and his campaign rallies:
SiriusXM Progress tweeted, “The only times I’ve seen this (violence at rallies) George Wallace, who ran in 1968, his rallies were like this. He was a southern democrat, racist but he loved to rile up the crowd, talk about violence.”
Sounds pretty similar, wouldn’t you say? The only thing that has really changed is their target.
And according to Scott, they continue to do this “because they understand that the lowest common denominator in politics is fear and division. President Trump has been able to deliver policies that have promoted, encouraged, and inspired growth in the African American community economically in a way that no president has done in the last 40 years. This president is not a racist.”
Well said, Senator. Well said, indeed.