Republican presidential candidate and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott appeared on ABC’s “The View” on Monday to confront some of the hosts on their past comments regarding racism. According to Breitbart, Scott has been particularly disturbed by comments that suggest black children cannot be successful in America and that he is an “exception” to that “rule.” Scott, who is eager to share the message that America is a land of hope and opportunity for all, blasted the co-hosts’ claims and outshined them with his positivity.
Doing a disservice to their viewers, the co-hosts of the view constantly interrupted Scott and hampered his time to speak. Despite their efforts to stop Scott from making his points, the presidential candidate managed to make his points clear and concise.
In response to a question asking Scott his definition of “systemic racism,” Scott said “one of the things I think about and one of the reasons why I’m on the show is because of the comments that were made, frankly, on this show, that the only way for a young African-American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception and not the rule. That is a dangerous, offensive, disgusting message to send to our young people today that the only way to succeed is by being the exception. I will tell you that if my life is the exception, I can’t imagine I can’t…”
After being interrupted with the point that he is the first black senator elected in the south since the Reconstruction Era, Scott quickly resolved their attempt to maintain their argument disparaging America. Scott reminded the co-hosts that President Obama was elected to office and Vice President Kamala Harris was also elected to office. Scott added that America has also had two black secretaries of state. In his own home city, a black police chief is running for mayor and the head of the highway patrol for his state of South Carolina is also black.
Standing up to the unfounded criticism coming from the co-hosts of the talk show, Scott not only defended himself, he also defended his country. Condemning the show for spreading a harmful message to children, Scott spread the message of encouragement instead. Teaching not just children, but all Americans, the values that unite our great nation makes his message the one that people will remember and cling to as they plan their futures with optimism and pride.