Why Trump’s Meeting With Tim Scott Matters

Why Trump’s meeting with Tim Scott matters

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Scott says Trump needs to have personal conversations with those affected by racism
He gave a series of powerful speeches from the Senate floor about his experiences

Scott, the first African-American elected to the Senate from the South since Reconstruction, sat down with Trump weeks after the President faced bipartisan criticism for drawing equivalence between white supremacists protesting the removal of confederate monuments with counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In the immediate aftermath of the Charlottesville clashes, Scott was one of Trump’s sharpest critics, telling VICE News last month that the President’s “moral authority” was “compromised” by his response.

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