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Sen. Scott talks race relations with the president

15 September 2017
Sen. Scott talks race relations with the president

Scott's response to Trump's rhetoric about Charlottesville has resonated so strongly - perhaps more so than any other elected official's response - because Scott, a black Republican, has made issues of race in America a major part of his portfolio as a USA senator. The measure now goes to Trump, who was criticized for his response to violence at a white nationalist rally last month in Charlottesville, Virginia. A counter-protester died during the melee and two Virginia state troopers died in a helicopter crash as they aided in the response.

I think there is blame on both sides. I think they do.

In an interview with CBS News in August, Scott encouraged Trump to meet with black leaders who have a "deep connection to the horror and pain" of slavery, Jim Crow and the racism exemplified by the Charlottesville riots.

Last month, the United Nations issued a rare warning over what it called "alarming" racism in the US. "And that moral authority is compromised when Tuesday happened. There's no question about that".

It is the first official response from Congress to the violence and was passed unanimously.

President Trump will sign a joint resolution condemning white supremacists, the White House said Wednesday. Tim Scott (R-SC) addresses a crowd at a town hall meeting at the Charleston County Council Chambers on February 25, 2017 in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Scott was "not at all" fixated on his displeasure with the president's Charlottesville comments, she said. The senator plans to offer his personal perspective in the conversation with the President with the goal of convincing him that he needs more personal interaction with people of color. He has also worked with white members of the Senate like Sen.

A separate source told NPR beforehand that Scott planned to talk with Trump about bipartisan efforts on criminal justice and programs to help offenders re-enter society.

Sanders described the meeting as "very productive".

Trump sat down with Sen.

This text, in form of a challenge, is now on desk of Donald Trump, who has choice between approve, in enacting of his signature, or veto m. The reported agreement enraged many Republicans, including Iowa anti-immigrant Congressmember Steve King, who retweeted an Associated Press report on the deal, adding, "If AP is correct, Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond fix". "It's incredible to see". Scott said given the time constraints and his ongoing work with the administration on HBCUs, that issue was not discussed in the Wednesday meeting.

Following last summer's widely publicized police shootings of black men in Louisiana, Minnesota and Dallas, Texas, Scott spoke on the Senate floor about his own encounters with law enforcement. "I wouldn't advise wearing a mismatched suit", Cristina Pearlstein, stylist and founder of How Do You Fashion, tells Yahoo Style. "It will simply leave you blind and the American family very vulnerable".

Scott, however, said that he did, in fact, recount his concerns during the meeting with the president's handling of the Charlottesville aftermath.