South Carolina Senator and GOP presidential candidate Tim Scott believes his platforms can resonate with African-Americans — the tune of 1/3rd support from the Black male vote.
Scott was in Chicago on Monday where he spoke about how he sees Democratic Party has failed the black community.
“I said… in my speech that hope deferred makes the heart sick but one of the ways that we can restore hope in the poorest communities in this country, in the inner city, is by bringing the free market back to a place where, because of the radical left socialism lives and breeds,” Scott told Fox News Digital. “Why not transform communities into places where capitalism functions at a high level?”
Scott gave a speech at a church in Chicago’s O Block on Monday where he met with Pastor Cory Brooks and slammed the “far left” for a “radical weaponization of race and “decades getting soft on crime, defending failing schools, undermining traditional values, and weakening capitalism.”
“If the deck is permanently stacked against us, progressives would rather lower the bar for people of color than raise the bar on their own leadership,” Scott said in the speech.
“They say they want low-income Americans and people of color to rise, but their actions take us in the opposite direction. Their actions say they want us to sit down, shut up and don’t forget to vote as long as we’re voting blue. Instead of solutions we are offered distractions and division.”
Scott told Fox News Digital that part of beingPresident of the United States is going “where you’re uninvited sometimes.”
“Going to the South side of Chicago, where the education is challenging to be kind, dismal performance to be accurate, to go there, where you have a pastor like Pastor Brooks, who’s preaching personal responsibility and is creating jobs, that’s the kind of place where hope lives,” Scott said.
Scott touched on ways he believes that his policies, along with the policies of the Republican Party, are necessary to repair the damage done to black families in places like Chicago where Democrats have had a “100-year monopoly” in power.
“One of the most important things that we can do for the family and specifically the black family is to realize that the genesis of the breakdown was the 1960s, when you had 70% of black kids growing up with a two parent household,” Scott said. “Today you have 70% of the kids growing up in a single parent household. What changed? Well, the government through their form of socialism induced the Black father to leave the household so checks would come in the mail and that tradeoff could be measured, the devastation could be measured in unemployment, crime and fatherlessness.”
“It’s almost as if the radical left wants a valueless, faithless, fatherless America.”
Scott said his presidential administration would do things differently than the current one by bringing in “strong mentoring programs”, making sure the tax code “speaks to and encourages families”, and addressing the failures in the education system.
Scott also spoke to Fox News Digital about how crime in major cities across America needs to be addressed.
“If you don’t feel safe in your neighborhood, almost nothing else matters,” Scott said. “And watching these major cities condone crime and actually punish the victim by locking them in their houses from sunup to sundown is devastating and those same days are letting the criminals go free.”
“I would absolutely change that and force the conversation of having more resources and more police officers in Chicago that defunded the police. I would increase federal funding for law enforcement.”
Scott told Fox News Digital that he believes a presidential ticket with him on top could lead to “a third of the Black male vote in this country.”
“The truth of my life left fears me,” Scott said. “The left fears me the most because of the truth of my life. I am a black guy who grew up in poverty in a single parent household and at the end of the day, I know what policies changed my life. If I can bring those policies of entrepreneurship and mentoring into these communities that need the help the most, we get the best results.”
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