Sen. Tim Scott Backs Trump’s Bid For President

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) endorsed former President Donald Trump on Friday night, touting him as the solution to the nation’s border crisis.

Speaking on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, the former GOP presidential hopeful said, “We need a president who will close our southern border today. We need Donald Trump. We need a president who will unite our country. We need Donald Trump. We need a president who will protect your Social Security and my mama’s Social Security. We need Donald Trump, who will stop the crime and recklessness in the streets. We need a president who will restore law and order. We need a president who will lower taxes and not raise our taxes.”

Scott went further to tout Trump as someone who “understands the American people are sick and tired of being sick and tired” and who commands fear from foreign adversaries and respect from allies.

“We need a president who doesn’t see black or white,” he declared.

Scott ended his own presidential campaign in November after struggling with low poll numbers. I am suspending my campaign. I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been really clear that they’re telling me, ‘not now, Tim,’” he said in his announcement.

He added at the time that he would not be endorsing any of the Republican presidential candidates left. His endorsement of Trump now is another sign that the GOP is consolidating around Trump since his historic win in the Iowa caucuses.

He explained the thought behind his decision to back Trump’s candidacy now, telling Fox News that it is time for the Republican Party to unite under Trump so that the focus will be on getting Biden out of power.

“it’s time for us to unite our party so that we make sure that the only target we’re talking about is firing Joe Biden. Our country can’t take four more years. I’m not sure we could take ten more months. The best way for us to get rid of Joe Biden as our president is to unite our party now behind Donald Trump,” he stated.

Scott’s backing of Trump is a blow to former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who appointed him to the Senate in 2012 while she was governor of the state. While his own presidential campaign did not pick up, he is popular among Republican primary voters. Hence, the remaining GOP candidates have tried to secure his endorsement, with Fox News sources revealing that both Trump and Haley called him in recent days.

Reacting to Scott’s endorsement of Trump, Haley said on Friday, “Interesting that Trump’s lining up with all the Washington insiders when he claimed he wanted to drain the swamp. But the fellas are gonna do what the fellas are gonna do.”