South Carolina Senator Tim Scott went on the tv talk show, The View to speak about his 2024 presidential race and ended up disagreeing with a host about whether or not systemic racism exists.

Tim Scott talks with Sunny Hostin on The View

Scott Tweeted footage of his interview on the leftist talk show. He said the challenges we face today are different than those faced in previous years. He pointed to higher levels of education and graduation amongst the black community, noting that when his mom was born, only 10% of the black community graduated high school, and now 90% graduated. “Progress in America is palpable. It can be measured in generations.”
Host Sunny Hostin questioned Scott about being the exception, not the rule, in terms of normal life in the black community,

“We are not the rule. And so, when it comes to racial inequality, it persists in five core aspects of life in the U.S., economics, education, health care, criminal justice, and housing. At nearly every turn, these achievements were fought, threatened, and erased, most often by white violence. You have indicated that you don’t believe in systemic racism. What is your definition of systemic racism?”

Scott responded to Hostin’s question saying her opinion of young black American kids was offensive:

“One of the things I think about, and one of the reasons why I’m on the show, is because of the comments that were made, frankly, on this show, that the only way for a young African-American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception and not the rule. That is a dangerous, offensive, disgusting message to send to our young people today, that the only way to succeed is by being the exception.”

Scott went on to note how much representation there was for Black Americans in government, pointing out that the country has had a Black President and Vice President and that many high-level offices were filled by people of color.


While Scott shared a message of hope for impoverished inner-city kids who have grown up as he did, Host Whoopi Goldberg apparently had issues going to a commercial break and requested help from the show’s staff, who notified Scott they were going to a commercial break.

Scott used the chaotic scene as a campaign promotion saying, “Had a constructive conversation with the ladies on The View, even the producers can’t stop me. The principles of our conservative message prevail everywhere.”

Twitter users noticed that one of the talk show hosts was not present to interview Senator Scott. Joy Behar, who in the past has made racist comments about Scott not understanding how it feels to be black in America, did not show up for the exchange. The tweet noted that Behar is “scared to be confronted” about her lies.

Additional video footage of the discussion can be watched here:

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