Monday 17 June 2024

Tim Scott Defends Trump During Combative ABC News Interview

 Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) defended former President Donald Trump during a combative interview over the weekend with a partisan news host.

Scott’s Sunday interview with Jonathan Karl on ABC News’ “This Week” started out with the vice presidential hopeful hitting President Joe Biden over the violent crime that has rocked inner cities throughout his administration.

“What we need to focus on is the violence that we’re seeing across this nation,” Scott said. “Under Joe Biden we’ve seen the greatest increase in violent crime in my lifetime. And so focusing on ways for us to reduce that crime means getting four more years of Donald Trump. Under Donald Trump we actually respected law enforcement. Under Joe Biden, we’ve seen the movement to defund the police, leaving communities like the one I grew up in devastated and ravaged by a wave of violent crime that we have not seen literally in five decades.”

Karl claimed that violent crime was “actually down”, which is only partiallytrue. The statement also fails to put things into context, namely that violent crime is up under Biden even if it came down from his previous high a year earlier.

“Let’s take a look at those crime rates,” he said. “We’ve seen over 4,000 shootings just in the city of Chicago. We’ve seen a spike in violent crime. It’s nice to see something plateau.”

He said that neighborhoods like the ones he grew up in never had the crime problems that they face today as mothers today are “trapped in their houses from the time the sun goes down until it comes up again.”

He said that the American people want the southern border closed after “10 million illegal immigrants have invaded our country” and people want to see strong U.S. foreign policy again.


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