Shame on Uncle Tom Sen. Tim Scott for Supporting and Enabling Donald Trump

Last December when Republicans celebrated the passing of an overhaul of the nation`s tax system that benefits the wealthy and penalizes the poor, President Trump was surrounded by white GOP congressmen and senators. The only black politician I could see was conveniently standing next to Trump, and that was Sen. Tim Scott wearing his patented Uncle Tom grin.

Scott may be the first black senator elected in the South since Reconstruction, but he`s nothing but a prop and a token in the racist Republican Party. The GOP doesn`t need a weasel like Booker T. Washington in its ranks, it needs a stalwart advocate for civil rights like Martin Luther King Jr., and Scott ain`t no MLK.

When Scott had a private conversation with Trump on the issue of race, he called them “difficult and uncomfortable,” but he also said “they gave him reason to be hopeful.” Scott met with Trump at the White House last year after the President faced universal criticism for his Charlottesville comments asserting there was blame on both sides.

Scott`s assessment of his talk with Trump is as outrageous as a prominent Jew having a conversation with Hitler on the issue of anti-Semitism and then declaring: The conversation was difficult and uncomfortable, but I have reason to be hopeful.

Pray tell Mr. Scott, what the hell gives you reason to be hopeful? Throughout his presidential campaign and throughout his first 500 days in office, Trump has repeatedly uttered racist comments, and his racist rhetoric has led to racist policies and laws.

Scott claims that Trump isn`t racist, but can be racially insensitive. Scott is a moron and an Uncle Tom, and he`s almost as reprehensible as the racist he enables and supports.

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