Republican Florida Rep. Byron Donalds slammed liberals after Republican South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott was dubbed “Uncle Tim” following a Wednesday night speech.
The hashtag “Uncle Tim” began trending on Twitter after Scott said the U.S. was not a racist country.
“I find it to be outrageous and disgusting,” Donalds told the Daily Caller’s Brianna Lyman.
“As a black conservative, the person that is the greatest threat to me and my colleague Sen. Scott is white liberals, because they have no tolerance for a black man who doesn’t agree with their liberal ideology and so they will use frankly racist terms like Uncle Tim or Uncle Tom and they get no pushback at all.”
During his speech, Scott said he’s often been called the N-word and “Uncle Tom” simply because he is a black Republican. Still, Scott said America is not a racist country. (RELATED: President Tim Scott? Top GOP Congressman Thinks It’s Possible)
“Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
Hours after giving his speech, “Uncle Tim” began trending. Scott later responded to the hashtag, saying “intolerance” comes predominantly from the left.
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