Sen. Tim Scott: Trump Should Sit Down With John Lewis To Become “Better Educated”

Barack Obama didn’t understand the minority experience, and not one Republican said what Sen. Tim Scott said on Sunday’s CBS “Face The Nation.”

I am trying to find out why I am not that hurtful for the things Trump said when he called out both sides for their hate and violence. I understand how he might have used the term there are good people on both sides, but I also believe he got his words mixed up as there were 4-5 types of factions in Charlottesville. I do not believe Trump is a racist nor do I believe he supports white supremacy or the KKK.

I will not buy into the media narrative, and I guess that leaves me on the outside looking in but many of you agree with me, so we are a small collective.

What Scott just did in this interview is take the media narrative about Trump and move the needle even further without sitting down with the President and speaking to him on what he was trying to convey. Remember, Trump is not a politician and versed in lying to the American public. But to bring up an offer to sit down with John Lewis any other member of the Congressional Black Caucus is a basically “slapping my face.”

Source: The Hill

Speaking on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” the Senate’s lone black Republican said that Trump should sit down with leaders like Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) who have a “personal connection” to America’s “painful” racist history.

“What the president should do before he says something, is to sit down, and become better acquainted, have a personal connection to the painful history of racism and bigotry of this country,” Scott said Sunday. “It would be fantastic if he sat down with a group of folks who endured the pain of the ’60s … the humiliation of the ’50s and the ’60s.

“This would be an opportunity for him to become better educated and acquainted with the looping history of so many folks from John Lewis to my mother and so many others, who have gone through the painful part of history of this country,” Scott added.

The South Carolina senator told CBS’s John Dickerson that such a meeting would help Trump understand the words that he says, rather than just reading them off a teleprompter.

“When he acts, when he responds, when he speaks, he’s not reading the words that are so positive, [people want to see] that he’s breathing the very air that brings him to a different conclusion, a conclusion that wells from his heart,” Scott said.

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