Sen. Tim Scott Says It Was ‘Saddening and Disheartening’ to See ‘Uncle Tim’ Hashtag Trending on Twitter for 12 Hours After His Rebuttal to Biden’s First Address

Sen. Tim Scott (R., S.C.) speaks at the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., June 10, 2020. (Kevin Dietsch/Reuters)

Sen. Tim Scott is hitting back against the racist responses from some Democrats to his rebuttal to President Biden’s first address — blasting the left for having “nothing to do with ending prejudice.”

Speaking to Fox News’ “Hannity” Thursday evening, Scott (R-SC) described it as “saddening to see” the kind of backlash he faced as a black man for saying in his address to the nation that “America is not a racist country.”

“The left has lost their mind today. It’s really saddening to see. What the left is doing is fighting bigotry with bigotry, and they’ve exposed their hypocrisy and their true motivation,” he continued, noting that those incentives have “nothing to do with ending prejudice.”

Scott’s speech to the nation came late Wednesday.

By Thursday morning, the term “Uncle Tim” was seen trending on Twitter, a reference to the slur “Uncle Tom,” which describes a black person who is obsequious to white people.

It took the social media platform 12 hours to take the term down from its “Trending” section.

“Uncle Tim” began to trend on Twitter late Wednesday after Scott noted in his speech that he has been the subject of derogatory comments about his race because of his political views.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Emily Jacobs