As Republican Presidential Race Narrows, Tim Scott Is Getting Mocked For Being Thirsty For Trump VP Slot
Scott’s fawning for Trump was the last part of a media blitz for the South Carolina senator. Scott’s recent headlines and the backlash they’ve gathered began with his Friday endorsement of Donald Trump. The senator’s praise of Trump and how he delivered his words drew mockery online.
“Senator Tim Scott endorses Donald Trump and uh, the delivery was a choice,” CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez tweeted with video footage of Scott.
Senator Tim Scott endorses Donald Trump and uh, the delivery was a choice. pic.twitter.com/xySJn9X1hQ
— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) January 20, 2024
A commenter responded to the tweet, describing the exaggerated drawl of Scott’s speech as “It’s like you went to CraigsList and asked for a pastor.”
It’s like you went to CraigsList and asked for a pastor
— Hot White Hennessy (@Phillystunna221) January 20, 2024
Journalist and author Michael Harriot tweeted, “Tim Scott would’ve given the keynote address at the National Conference of Fugitive Slave Catchers.”
Tim Scott would’ve given the keynote address at the National Conference of Fugitive Slave Catchers
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) January 21, 2024
Scott also made headlines when he announced his engagement to Mindy Noce. Scott’s single status has long been fuel for the political rumor mill, and many people saw his relationships with Noce, who has rarely been seen with the senator outside of an appearance during a Republican presidential debate last year, as a political ploy. News of the engagement only stirred commentary about their relationship. Even Trump seemed to throw shade at the announcement, telling a crowd of supporters, “He’s engaged to be married. We never thought this was going to happen. What’s going on?”
Trump: Tim Scott is engaged to be married. We never thought this was going to happen. What’s going on? pic.twitter.com/FJxdmdkdkf
— Acyn (@Acyn) January 23, 2024
Overall, though, Trump and Scott are seemingly growing closer politically. But while Scott’s moves and pro-Trump statements have been gathering scorn and jokes on Black Twitter and throughout Democratic discussions, they may further his appeal to conservatives. We will see if Scott ends up as Trump’s running mate or in another prominent role in the Trump campaign.