Black Republican throws hat in pres’l derby

Tim Scott calls Democrats a threat to the American way of life

South Carolina Senator Tim Scott has launched his bid for the White House, hoping to become the first Black conservative president.

In his speech before cheering supporters in his hometown of North Charleston, on Monday, the 57-year-old said the threat of Democrats, President Joe Biden and radical left to the American way of life prompted him to run for the highest office of the land.

“You see, they’re attacking our American values, our schools, our economy, and our security. But not on my watch. Not on my watch. That won’t work. I can’t stand by while this is done to America,” Scott said.

Coming from a poor single parent household, Scott faces a daunting task of overtaking frontrunner Donald Trump.

Scott’s support languishes under two percent, an average of 54 points behind the former president.

Other Republican candidates include Trump’s first United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, ex-Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, tech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and talk radio host Larry Elder, the first African-American to enter the race.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is also expected to announce his candidacy on Wednesday.

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