The politician has repeatedly criticized the former US president for racist remarks.
Tim Scott, the only black Republican senator in the United States, has announced his desire to enter the presidential race. The 57-year-old politician represents the state of Young Carolina and has repeatedly criticized former President Donald Trump for racist remarks.
This year, South Carolina has already given the second contender for the role of head of state from the Republican Party. Earlier, Nikki Haley, 51, a former US ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of the state, announced her desire to compete for a seat in the White House.
At the moment, Scott’s recognition in the United States is quite low, despite the fact that he is loved and respected in his home state. According to polls, only 2% of Republicans are ready to vote for him in the primary. By comparison, more than half of GOP representatives intend to vote for Trump, and about 20% are ready to support the young and energetic Florida governor Ron DeSantis, who is believed to have announced his desire to run for the post. principal in the country in a few days.
Comparing the chances of Scott and Haley, the American media note that in the nomination of a state, party members will also have to fight internally.
“Both South Carolina natives are seeking support from a similar pool of donors and elected officials, and both candidates likely need to win in their home state to have a shot at winning the nomination,” writes Reuters.
Note that the current head of the United States, Joe Biden, currently has the worst credit rating for the entire time of his presidency. Only 36% of respondents approve of the work of the current US president. Moreover, according to the poll results, if the presidential election were held now, 44% of US citizens would vote for Donald Trump and 38% for the current head of state.
Earlier, Donald Trump commented on a report released on Monday about the lack of evidence of his connection to Russia in the 2016 presidential election.