- Scott suspended his presidential campaign six months after its launch.
- The US senator has recently begun using darker rhetoric during the campaign.
- Despite best efforts, Scott’s support remained low in primary elections.
Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina has dropped out of the US presidential race as he admitted that Donald Trump is leading in the primary elections and he does not see any way for the Republican candidate to win.
in an interview with Fox News On Sunday night, Scott announced he was suspending his candidacy, giving some leverage to other contenders attempting to unseat front-runner Donald Trump. Guardian informed of.
“I think the voters, who are the most remarkable people on the planet, have been really clear that they’re saying to me: ‘Not now, Tim,'” he said.
The announcement comes six months after Scott, the only Black Republican serving in the Senate, launched his bid for the White House with an optimistic view of America’s future.
She used a personal story of her mother as a single mother to argue for America’s greatness and accused Joe Biden and other Democrats of “attacking every rung of the ladder that helped me climb.” “.
Scott announced his candidacy, saying, “We live in a country where a child who grew up in poverty in a single-parent home in a small apartment could one day serve in people’s homes and maybe even the White House. It’s absolutely possible to do.” In May.
“This is the greatest country on God’s green earth.”
To boost his chances of clinching the nomination, Scott recently turned to darker rhetoric on the campaign trail.
He argued that black Americans could better tolerate slavery than President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society, which aimed to fight poverty and lead to social welfare initiatives such as Medicare and Medicaid.
Critics were angered by this because they believed Scott was minimizing the horrors of slavery.
Scott also criticized Biden for his response to the Hamas attacks on October 7, accusing him of inadvertently inciting violence. This sparked outrage and criticism of Biden’s foreign policy agenda.
Scott later praised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “restraint” in responding to Hamas attacks despite Palestinians being killed in Israeli air strikes.
Despite the shift to more serious rhetoric, Scott’s support in national primary polls remained low, leaving him with no path to the nomination.