Wednesday, January 24, 2024

SC Senate Tim Scott debases himself in front of Donald Trump. Folks on social media have 'words' with him

An incident coming out of the recent New Hampshire Republican primary deserving more discussion is SC Senate Tim Scott debasing himself in front of Donald Trump.

From the Huffington Post:

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) left critics cringing on Tuesday with a stunning display of sycophancy to former President Donald Trump. The senator, who dropped out of the GOP presidential race in November, was one of two former candidates onstage with Trump in Nashua to celebrate his victory over Nikki Haley in the New Hampshire primary.In 2012, when she was governor of South Carolina, Haley appointed Scott, then a member of the House of Representatives, to his Senate seat to replace retiring Sen. Jim DeMint. 

 “Did you ever think that she actually appointed you, Tim?” Trump said of Haley during his speech. “And you’re the senator of her state. And [you] endorsed me.” “You must really hate her,” he added. Scott, who had been standing behind Trump, approached the mic and said: “I just love you.” “That’s why he’s a great politician!” Trump said.

Cringe is too polite of a word as far as I'm concerned. I'd call it one of the greatest acts of self-humiliation I have ever seen. Scott did everything on that stage BUT offer to shine Trump's shoes while calling him "Massa."

Reports are that Scott is one of the candidates being considered as Trump's VP pick, so that would explain his sudden attack of gleeful public affection. It would also explain his recent (staged?) engagement to his girlfriend Mindy Noce (whom he revealed last year) as a way of curbing longstanding rumors that he's an in-the-closet gay man. 

Whatever the case may be, it was embarrassing to see Scott debase himself in such a manner.  More than that, in light of Trump's racist and bigoted history, his behavior was a slap in the face to every African American who fought, suffered, and died so that he could become a United States senator in the first place.

 But let me put it another way:

 I am not the only person on Twitter who felt this way. Scott has been continuously criticized throughout the day. And others weren't as "polite" as me:

My guess is that should what Scott did become a big issue, he's going play the victim during a nice and cozy Fox News "interview" with Sean Hannity. Or I think in this case, Harris Faulkner would conduct the interview. After all, you know what they say about 'birds of a feather."