Tim Scott Says Trump NY Trial Is Driving Black Voters To Him, GOP

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said this week that the prosecution of former President Donald Trump in New York is only working in Trump’s favor, as more black voters are shifting from President Joe Biden and the Democratic Party to Trump and the Republican Party.

Speaking to Breitbart News on Monday, Scott pointed to the increase in support for Trump among blacks.

“There’s no doubt that when you see a nearly 75 percent increase in black men wanting to support President Trump, that’s not an insignificant increase. That is a gargantuan step in the right direction. Why? Because the Democrat stronghold on power is being broken by people who say, ‘This isn’t fair, and I want an America that is fair, and if they will do it to him, they will do it to me,’” he said.

“So that’s what you’re seeing in the black community from black men, specifically, and, frankly, black women have moved from 2.5 or three percent to 11 percent,” he continued. “We’re talking about a 300 percent improvement. This is all the case not simply because of the desire for a strong, powerful, fair justice system, but when you ask the age-old question of, ‘Am I better off under four years of Trump or better off under four years of Biden?’ the answer is unequivocal economically better off under Trump. Our country was better off in terms of safety under Trump. Fentanyl that’s ravaging communities, better off under Trump. There’s no statistic that matters to people—black people, white people, Asians, Hispanics, women, or men—there’s no statistic where you’re not better off under Trump than under Biden.”

For the senator, the establishment media outlet polls that suggest Trump’s numbers would drop upon a conviction are wrong.

“Number one, I think the next president of the United States—the forty-seventh president of the United States—is Donald Trump. Number two, why is that the case? Because of the coalition of new voters coming to the party and the ability to maintain the voters we currently have. Then, number three, why is that the case? It’s because Americans are sick and tired of being sick and tired, and, therefore, the result of this absolute injustice system run by Joe Biden and used against political opponents will actually backfire on the Democratic Party and the elite establishment. This is part of it,” he asserted.

According to Scott, the trial in which Trump is accused of falsifying business records to cover up hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels, would not be happening at all if Trump was not running for president.

“The simple way of understanding what’s happening is if he was not running for president, he would not be on trial. That’s why I started with election engineering. The facts of the case are, frankly—the expiration of this being a legal challenge—in and of itself a point we should all reflect upon. Who wants a justice system that chooses the person you go after based on whether you like them or not or based on what office they’re running for or not?” he stated.

“Just imagine if this was not about the red party Republicans versus the blue party; imagine that this was a racial issue. Put a black person in the position where the legal system is coming after them because of the color of their skin and because of what they represent for hope in America. That, to me, is the easiest way to understand how disastrous this would be if not for the partiality woven into the system in New York, specifically against President Trump,” he added.

For the former GOP presidential nominee-hopeful, Trump’s prosecution and the support it has received among Democrats amounts to “election engineering.”

“They’re literally trying to engineer the results they want by keeping President Trump off the campaign trail. Frankly, it’s an assault on American justice,” he said.

He then expressed doubts that an impartial jury will be selected in the case.

“I believe Bragg—the prosecutor—is not looking for a fair trial. He’s not looking for justice. He’s not looking for Lady Justice to maintain a blindfold. They have been prejudiced this entire time in this entire process; so the one thing you cannot expect is justice to be served,” he stated.

Scott’s worries about Trump getting an impartial jury echoes former Trump defense attorney Bill Brennan’s concerns that politically motivated people might get on the jury to hurt the GOP presumptive nominee.