Tim Scott says 'prejudiced' Trump trial driving black voters to GOP

By Jen Krausz on
 April 16, 2024

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said in an exclusive Breitbart interview published Monday that the "prejudiced" trial Democrats are spearheading against former President Donald Trump has been driving Black voters--men and women--to the GOP in search of "justice."

“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,” Scott said.  “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.’"

Scott noted that Black women have moved from 2.5% support of Trump to 11%, which is a staggering 300% increase, even if it's a smaller overall number.

Scott also named several areas in which Americans did much better under Trump than under Biden.

Better under Trump

"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," he argued. "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.”

Scott also said that the trial would not be happening if Trump weren't running for president.

Jury selection began on Monday with the disqualification of at least 50 jurors. No jurors were selected on that day.

“I think of it as election engineering,” Scott said. “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.”

Don't expect justice

Scott said he doesn't think Trump will get an impartial jury in Manhattan.

“No is the simple answer,” Scott said when asked if he thought the jury would be fair. “I do not believe it. Frankly, 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.”

Scott also blasted Judge Juan Merchan for denying a Trump request to be absent from the trial on May 17 to attend his son Barron's high school graduation in Florida.

Trump is required to be present whenever court is in session, and the trial is expected to take six to eight weeks.

“It’s unprecedented and unbelievable and undeniable that stopping a dad from going to his son’s graduation is simply wrong, ridiculous, and un-American,” Scott said.

They’re trying to punish him not through the legal system but by using the legal system as a sledgehammer against him and his family," he added.

Merchan apparently deferred a ruling on whether to have court be in session on May 17 until it becomes clear whether the case will go on that long.

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