Sen. Scott joins President for museum tour

Sen. Scott joins President for museum tour
February 21 19:26 2017 Print This Article

Sen. Tim Scott, one of the two African-Americans in the U.S. Senate, accompanied President Donald Trump at a Tuesday tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. They were joined by Dr. Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and Alveda King, the niece of the late civil rights hero Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Trump described Scott as a friend and “a great, great Senator from South Carolina.” He said, “Tim has been fantastic in how he represents the people – and they love him!” Scott was recently heckled by the leftist group Indivisible Charleston at a Town Hall in Mt. Pleasant over his support for school choice.

The President noted the American heroes honored at the museum, including Dr. King, Harriet Tubman (who helped transport slaves to free states), Frederick Douglass (a freed slave who helped found the Republican Party and advised five Presidents), inventorand scientist Booker T. Washington and civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. See the museum website here: https://nmaahc.si.edu

Trump said, “I’m deeply proud that we now have a museum that honors the millions of African American men and women who helped build our national heritage, especially when it comes to faith, culture and the unbreakable American spirit.

Carson, who grew up in the housing projects of Detroit, will play a major role in Trump’s plan to revitalize America’s impoverished inner cities. “We’re going to do great things in our African American communities,” Trump said. “Ben will do things that nobody ever thought of.” Dr. Carson was one of the world’s most notable pediatric neurosurgeons before becoming a public speaker and later a Presidential candidate in the 2016 Republican primary.