Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina who on Monday formally declared his Presidential bid at his alma mater in the town he was raised, used the opportunity to take a jab at former President Donald Trump. In his campaign announcement, Scott placed a lot of attention on how both the Republican party and the American nation were currently at an important time of “choosing.”
Scott, who is a rising member in the GOP and the only Black Republican in the Senate, became the latest person to join the Republican presidential primary race on Monday. During his speech, he spoke about how President Biden and the radical left are “attacking” every part of the ladder that allowed him to climb to the position he is currently in.
In an interview with Fox News, on the eve of his campaign, Scott had stated that his message was going to be positive and optimistic and rooted in conservatism. Still, he will have a tough road ahead of him if he wants to defeat former President Trump, who is currently considered the front-runner in the presidential race after announcing his third presidential campaign in November.
Scott during his announcement asked the crowd of more than 2,000 members “victimhood or victory? Grievance or greatness?” This was perceived as a reference to Trump who repeatedly alleged that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” and “rigged.”
In the Fox News interview, Scott was also asked whether this most positive message is appealing to the Republican voters, to which Scott answered that voters were thrilled with the option to talk about the ways that they can get the country to move forward.