Republican presidential contender Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina actually knows what it’s like growing up as a black man, but in recent days, “The View” co-host Joy Behar attempted to lecture him and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas about it.

“[Tim Scott’s] one of these guys who, you know, he’s like Clarence Thomas, black Republican who believes in pulling yourself up by your bootstraps rather than, to me, understanding the systemic racism that African Americans face in this country and other minorities,” she said on the program earlier this month after the GOP senator jumped into the presidential race.

“He doesn’t get it, neither does Clarence. And that’s why they’re Republicans,” she added (see video below).

During an interview this week on “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show,” Scott called Behar’s remarks the “dumbest, most offensive thing” he’s ever seen on television before bringing up her checkered past.

“There’s no doubt a white lady dressing up in blackface to give a black man advice probably doesn’t ring true. Here’s what’s dangerous and offensive to me, for every young child in America wanting to think for themselves, draw their own conclusions,” he told the hosts.

“What they’re saying to them is, ‘stay in your lane, do not stick your head out because we’re going to tell you how to think because you never learned anything about what you should think,” Scott added.

“It is literally the dumbest, most offensive thing I’ve ever witnessed on TV to hear these millionaire TV personalities telling me how to live my life as a black man,” he said.

“But more importantly, suggesting to every child, stay in your place, follow my lead or you, too, will reap the same harvest as Tim Scott or Clarence Thomas or any other conservative who dares to think for themselves. We have to ignore the far left by disproving their lies by our actions,” the GOP senator continued.

He went on, making some comments about another ‘View’ co-host Sunny Hostin, who is also black.

“Here’s the funny thing: The host, Sunny, she wants to be judged by the content of her character, not the color of her skin. The fact of the matter is America is a story of evolution – a never told story of evolution in too many of our schools that are indoctrinating our kids instead of educating our kids,” he told the hosts.

“Every parent who wants a choice. Look to the Republican Party. Look to the GOP, but more importantly, look at Americans, African-Americans, Hispanic Americans – the majority of Americans all agree on school choice,” he said.

“I say, not on my watch. Let’s tell the whole story of America rising. My life disproves the lies of the radical left,” he said.


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