Yesterday, Republican Sen. Tim Scott completely embarrassed a writer and HuffPo contributor who tweeted this about Scott’s appearance with Trump and other GOPers celebrating the passage of the bill: “What a shocker… there’s ONE black person there and sure enough they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop. Way to go @SenatorTimScott. #trump #taxscambill”
Pretty awful, right? The tweet was later deleted, with this explanation offered in its place:
.@SenatorTimScott, earlier I tweeted something that I now agree was unfair. Senator, I regret that tweet & apologize for it. There were many other ways I should’ve and could’ve made my point.
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) December 21, 2017
Well in that case:
Go on then. Make your point as to why it’s bad for a black person to be in the shot during a press conference for a tax law he helped design in one of the many other ways.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) December 21, 2017
— COOP(SEC Champs) (@Betweenthehedge) December 21, 2017
There's a better way to make the point that you're a bigot? Please share. https://t.co/2ym7VhccP5
— David Steinberg (@DavidSPJM) December 21, 2017
We’ll wait. In the meantime, who’s buying that follow-up?
But it's telling which way you went with first. https://t.co/2PZSlGMvN7
— mvn clean install Coder (@CoderInCrisis) December 21, 2017
You misspelled racist https://t.co/wnajoSCFiM
— Mo Bot 🤖 (@molratty) December 21, 2017
You say "unfair."
I say "racist."
You only saw his skin color and knew he was only there to sell the bill.
— Duane Lester (@ThatDuaneLester) December 21, 2017
Perhaps some introspection is in order to consider why you immediately jumped to that conclusion and thought process. Your anger and disdain for ANYTHING Trump does clouds your objectivity. Not good for someone in your profession.
— Hair (@SHannitysHair) December 21, 2017
Your point was crystal clear.
You blatantly insulted Sen Tim Scott, not to mention the human race, by inferring he allowed himself to be used as a token black man in a Republican photo-op. https://t.co/5gTyMWr5Ag
— Ecklebob Chiselfritz (@RotNScoundrel) December 21, 2017
You just confirmed what we all know Andy, that regressisve liberals are the true racist. Yall try to redirect that onto conservatives, but scratch the surface of a liberal and there it is.
— Տᗩᑎᗪᖇᗩ ن (@SandraTXAS) December 21, 2017
Take a good long look people – THIS IS WHO THE REAL RACISTS ARE – Liberals who voice the fact that No Black Man could be standing at a podium, except to be a prop – LIBERALS ARE RACIST – This is the first thing they thought when they saw a Black Man at the podium-A PROP-NOM-HUMAN https://t.co/6oMklQOGMK
— Deplorable-GINA GIGI (@GGNJ2000) December 21, 2017
A synonym for token has the same meaning.
What point were you trying to make?
— Sandy (@RightGlockMom) December 21, 2017
Carlton's Law: If you want to know what the left really thinks about black people, just name *any* Republican who happens to be black. The mask will fall off. They can't help themselves. https://t.co/x1A6ysOO4m
— Carlton Hinds (@methuselaschild) December 21, 2017
What do you mean there were many other ways you could've made your point? What exactly was your point? You judged @SenatorTimScott by the color of his skin. Your racist actions show your true colors. #AndyOstroy https://t.co/qUN0z13J3E
— Layla Dee (@DesertWitch45) December 21, 2017
To be clear, this is not an apology – as a result of the caveat at the end. What point, Andy? Regardless if you are sorry or not you are clearly ill-informed and racist. https://t.co/HxGhTZZELY
— Tyler Lane (@realTylerLane) December 21, 2017
We got your point the first time: That a black man who dares disagree with your leftist politics will be made subject to racist mocking.
Black Americans, please take note. Andy here seems to believe he and his Democrat friends own you.
— Add your name (@corrcomm) December 21, 2017
Don’t worry- here it is! pic.twitter.com/vI5kHgPoRC
— GentlemanNamedConnor (@connorbtrade) December 21, 2017
You're only apologizing because you got called out! pic.twitter.com/XBmG6AcHMu
— I Yam What I Yam (@Nvr4Get91101) December 21, 2017
Sen. Scott remains as classy as ever.