Tim Scott Defends Trump’s Record On Crime

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) defended former President Donald Trump’s record during an interview over the weekend in which he made a point that Trump needs to be president again to see a reduction in crime which has festered under President Joe Biden.

Slamming the current administration for a high rate of violent crime, Scott stated, “What we need to focus on is the violence that we’re seeing across this nation. 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,” he added.

Karl, a Democrat, chimed in to claim that violent crime in the country is “actually down.”

“Let’s take a look at those crime rates. 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 stated.

Karl’s assertions are, however, only partially true. Even though the rate of violent crime came down from Biden’s previous high a year earlier, the fact remains that violent crime is up under his administration compared to what it was when he took office.

Scott also defended Trump elsewhere during the interview, noting that he is not a threat to democracy as Biden and his Democrats claim.

According to Scott, Biden is the real threat to democracy that the U.S. faces.

In his words: “The greatest threat to democracy today is Joe Biden. It started back when he became president. We saw a botched Afghanistan withdrawal where 13 Americans lost their lives. We’ve seen a wide-open, insecure, unsafe southern border with sleeper cells likely in our country, over 100,000 Chinese nationals crossing our southern border, men from Yemen, Iraq, and Afghanistan now populating our country. Part of the 10 million illegal immigrant invasion.”