Tim Scott claps back at racial arsonist: ‘There’s no higher compliment than being attacked by Obama’

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) proclaimed that “There’s no higher compliment than being attacked by Obama,” during an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” hammering the former president for his handling of race and education and pointing out that Democrats feel “threatened” by his run for the presidency.

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The fiery contender for the GOP 2024 presidential nomination has been relentlessly attacked by the Left over race, especially by former President Obama.

He spoke with host Shannon Bream and blasted the deplorable state of public education across the country. Then took aim at criticism thrown his way last week by Obama.

“There’s no higher compliment than to be attacked by President Obama,” Scott contended. “Whenever the Democrats feel threatened, they pull out – drag out – the former president, have him make some negative comments about someone running, hoping that their numbers go down.”

“The Left wants you to believe faith in America is a fraud and progress in our nation is a myth. The truth of my life disproves the lies of the radical Left,” he declared, referring to claims of systemic racism in the US by the Democrats.

Scott slammed Obama and Democrats for blocking and refusing to allow school choice programs in “big blue cities.” He noted that he has done significant fundraising for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), while Obama and the “radical Left” have not produced any tangible results when it comes to education.

“They have failed, they have failed, and they have failed,” he asserted.

Scott’s clap back comes just days after getting into it with Obama over racial issues. The GOP candidate reiterated that Obama missed a significant opportunity to develop racial unity during his two terms in office and instead created a racial rift in America once again.

“If anyone should be standing and shouting at the mountaintops that America is not a racist country, it should be the man that Americans supported twice for the nomination and becoming president. The evolution of America is palpable,” he claimed. “Progress in this nation is undeniable.”

Democratic strategist David Axelrod interviewed Obama for a podcast last week and asked him what he thought of Scott’s discussions of race. Obama responded by criticizing any conservative that isn’t white.

I think there’s a long history of African American or other minority candidates within the Republican Party who will validate America and say, ‘Everything’s great, and we can make it.’ Nikki Haley, I think, has a similar approach,” Obama responded to Axelrod. “I’m not being cynical about Tim Scott individually, but I am maybe suggesting the rhetoric of ‘Can’t we all get along’… that has to be undergirded with an honest accounting of our past and our present.”

Obama also said, “If a Republican who may even be sincere in saying ‘I want us all to live together’ doesn’t have a plan for how do we address crippling generational poverty, that is a consequence of hundreds of years of racism in this society and we need to do something about that.”

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