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Politics 'Uncle Tim' trends on Twitter as liberals slam Tim Scott after he says US 'is not a racist country'

17:30  29 april  2021
17:30  29 april  2021 Source:   washingtonexaminer.com

Sen. Tim Scott is expected to deliver a hopeful speech on GOP values

  Sen. Tim Scott is expected to deliver a hopeful speech on GOP values Sen. Tim Scott is approaching his moment in the national spotlight Wednesday night with a bit of mystery, humor, a pair of new socks and some relaxation with his mother. "Chilling. Normal things. Lots of ice cream and cookies and sitting on the couch, hanging out a little bit," Scott said of his preparations on Tuesday. "From my perspective, you figure out who your audience is, you figure out what you want to say, you try to find a way to say it well, and you lean into who you are.

“Uncle Tim” trended on Twitter after Sen. Tim Scott delivered a Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress.

Tim Scott wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Washington Examiner

“Twitter is still out here going out of its way to make racist attacks against GOP Sen. Tim Scott go viral. Apparently they want him to suffer for the crime of upstaging Biden via a highly effective speech. Disgusting,” the Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway tweeted of the trend.

The slur, which plays off of the derogatory phrase “Uncle Tom,” was used by a surge of liberals on the platform Wednesday night to describe Scott and his speech declaring the United States is not a racist country.

TIM SCOTT SAYS 'AMERICA IS NOT A RACIST COUNTRY' IN REBUTTAL OF BIDEN SPEECH

“Tim Scott gets called Uncle Tom by progressives. But he’s an Uncle Tim,” former MSNBC host Toure Neblett tweeted.

One social media commenter, TV personality Scott Nevins, also referred to Scott as an "Uncle Tim" but later deleted the "ironic joke" and apologized.

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Opinion: Tim Scott's deeply deceptive response to Joe Biden

  Opinion: Tim Scott's deeply deceptive response to Joe Biden Sen. Tim Scott's rebuttal to President Joe Biden's joint address to Congress showcased one of the main requirements for today's Black Republicans, says Clay Cane: the tricky logic of downplaying racism while simultaneously playing the race card. Scott was clearly ready to perform that number last night. He quickly went viral for his rebuttal to Biden, saying: "I get called 'Uncle Tom' and the N-word -- by 'progressives'"! Minutes later he added, "Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country." There are two big problems with that take.

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In his speech, Scott said, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” and he spoke in defense of Georgia’s election integrity law, which has been panned by liberals as disenfranchising black voters.

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"I'm an African American who has voted in the South all my life," Scott said. "I take voting rights personally. Republicans support making it easier to vote and harder to cheat."

“And so do voters," he added. "Big majorities of Americans support early voting, and big majorities support voter ID, including African Americans and Hispanics. Commonsense makes common ground. But today, this conversation has collapsed."

Tags: News, Tim Scott, Twitter, Republicans, Joe Biden, Racism

Original Author: Emma Colton

Original Location: 'Uncle Tim' trends on Twitter as liberals slam Tim Scott after he says US 'is not a racist country'

Tim Scott declaring ‘America is not a racist country’ is key to fighting real racism .
When Sen. Tim Scott said that “America is not a racist country” in his Republican rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress last week, the Left exploded in anger over the black senator’s supposed denial of racism in the United States. © Provided by Washington Examiner When Scott on CBS News’s Face the Nation on Sunday that there was a “lingering effect” of a “couple of centuries of racism and discrimination in this nation,” some right-leaning people and outlets characterized this as a “” of what the Republican had said about race prior. Both camps are wrong.

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