The news is out: [Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is calling for a correction from President Trump after he refused to condemn white supremacists and told the Proud Boys to “stand by” during the first 2020 presidential debate.
Scott, the only Black Republican in the U.S. Senate, reacted Wednesday to Trump during Tuesday’s presidential debate not condemning white supremacists when asked to do so and telling the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, to “stand back and stand by.” Scott said he believes Trump “misspoke” but that he should correct the remarks.
“I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace’s comment,” Scott said, per CNN. “He was asking Chris what he wanted to say. I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it. If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak.”
When Wallace asked Trump during the debate if he would be willing to condemn white supremacists and tell them to “stand down,” Trump said he’s “willing to do” so. But Trump then asked Wallace “who would you like me to condemn,” and when former Vice President Joe Biden suggested the Proud Boys, Trump said, “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.”]
Tim Scott knows exactly why he supports and endorses Trump. Hang in there, Scotty boy, you might turn white very soon.