Sunday, February 09, 2020

Tim Scott: Dems 'lose their minds' when Trump talks about helping minority communities

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Democrats “lose their minds” at President Trump’s “laser-focus” on lifting America's “most vulnerable poor people," Sen. Tim Scott told “Fox & Friends" on Thursday.

“There’s a meme with a brain that explodes, that’s what happens when President Trump starts talking about bringing back more resources to the most vulnerable folks,” Scott, R-S.C., said.

“When he starts talking about the lowest Hispanic unemployment rate, when he starts talking about the highest increase in wages came from the poorest Americans who are working -- the story of the American comeback is a story that starts at the most vulnerable, fragile people on the economic ladder and moves up."

Looking back on Trump's State of the Union address, Scott said it was most “impressive” he has seen, particularly for highlighting "opportunity zones" and economic achievements in lowering female and Asian unemployment and investing in poor areas of the country.

"We're seeing almost 68 billion dollars getting ready to be deployed throughout this nation in those 9,000 areas where the average poverty rate is almost 30%," the senator added, giving an update on the progress of his urban revival measure "Opportunity Zones," which give capital gains tax breaks to people who invest in designated 9000 impoverished areas.