Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), a recently announced Republican presidential candidate for 2024, took the leftist hosts of ABC’s “The View” to task Monday over their skewed views of racism and opportunity in the U.S.
Scott said observations made on the show about racism in America are dangerous, offensive, and disgusting.
Co-host Sunny Hostin recounted her childhood of being raised by a single mother in the Bronx projects. She then noted that Scott is the first Black senator elected from the South since Reconstruction and challenged his assertion that his own life disputes “leftist lies.”
Hostin then asserted that both of their lives were the exception rather than the rule for Black Americans. She concluded her diatribe by asking the candidate about his definition of systemic racism.
Scott wasted no time destroying the host’s liberal arguments.
He called comments by the hosts “that the only way for a young African-American kid to be successful in the country is to be the exception and not the rule “dangerous, offensive, [and] disgusting.”
Senator Tim Scott to the hosts of The View:
"I’m on the show because of the comments made frankly on this show…the only way for a young African American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception…? That is a dangerous, offensive, disgusting message…" pic.twitter.com/wAJzL4C3EP
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Hostin, sensing she was quickly losing the verbal battle, interrupted that it has been 114 years since another Black senator from the South was elected until Scott’s victory.
But the Republican was having none of this disjointed line of reasoning. Scott noted that “we’ve had an African-American president, African-American vice president. We’ve had two African-Americans to be secretaries of state.”
He then cited numerous examples of successful political runs for African-Americans in his home state of South Carolina.
The scene then turned chaotic when Scott defended Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his battle with Disney.
He said his political rival “started off on the right foot” in the feud “as it relates to kids.”
The live audience of “The View” rained boos onto the stage, forcing host Whoopi Goldberg to call them out for their actions. She admonished the crowd by saying, “we don’t have to believe everything people say, but you cannot boo people here, please.”
Scott went on to defend conservatives in their cultural battles to shield children from inappropriate subject matter. “I think protecting our kids from the indoctrination that’s happening in our culture today is an important part of the equation.”