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After being chastised by hosts on “The View” for failing to adhere to their standards for black political figures, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina said he is proud not to embody the substance or spirit of America’s radical left.
On Monday, the day Scott announced his candidacy for the White House, “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg said the senator has “Clarence Thomas syndrome,” a form of shorthand for black politicians who do not spout liberal dogma.
During his announcement, Scott said he was “living proof that America is the land of opportunity and not a land of oppression.”
“Victimhood or victory? Grievance or greatness? I choose freedom and hope and opportunity,” he said, according to Axios.
Goldberg called Scott’s use of the word “victimhood” a “dog whistle.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin also ripped into Scott.
“One of the issues that Tim Scott has is that he seems to think, ‘Because I made it, everyone can make it.’ Ignoring, again, the fact that he is the exception and not the rule. And until he’s the rule, then he can stop talking about systemic racism,” Hostin said.
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