Tim Scott Answers Questions About Trump During ABC Interview

Let’s dive into a recent, fiery interview featuring Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) defending former President Donald Trump on ABC News’ “This Week.” The interview, conducted by Jonathan Karl, showcased Scott’s strong opinions on violent crime and his criticism of President Joe Biden’s administration.

Sen. Scott kicked off the interview by addressing the surge in violent crime in American cities. He didn’t hold back, stating, “What we need to focus on is the violence that we’re seeing across this nation,” Scott said.

According to Scott, the key to reducing this crime lies in re-electing Donald Trump. He argued that under Trump, there was a strong respect for law enforcement, unlike under Biden, where movements to defund the police have left communities devastated.

“Under Joe Biden, we’ve seen the greatest increase in violent crime in my lifetime. And so focusing on ways for us to reduce that crime means getting four more years of Donald Trump. Under Donald Trump, we actually respected law enforcement. Under Joe Biden, we’ve seen the movement to defund the police, leaving communities like the one I grew up in devastated and ravaged by a wave of violent crime that we have not seen literally in five decades,” he continued.

Jonathan Karl pushed back, claiming that violent crime was “actually down.” But here’s the catch—Karl’s statement is only partially true. While it’s correct that crime rates have dipped slightly from their previous highs, it’s essential to understand that overall, violent crime has risen during Biden’s tenure. This context is crucial to get the full picture.

Scott emphasized this point, saying, “Let’s take a look at those crime rates. We’ve seen over 4,000 shootings just in the city of Chicago. We’ve seen a spike in violent crime. It’s nice to see something plateau.” He painted a stark picture of the neighborhoods he grew up in, highlighting how today’s mothers are “trapped in their houses from the time the sun goes down until it comes up again” due to the fear of violence.

But Scott didn’t stop at crime. He also touched on the southern border, stating that Americans want it closed after “10 million illegal immigrants have invaded our country.” He linked this issue to broader concerns about U.S. foreign policy, suggesting that the American people crave a return to strong, decisive leadership on the world stage.

This interview emphasizes the deep political divides in the U.S., particularly on issues of crime and immigration. Scott’s defense of Trump and his critiques of Biden resonate with many who are concerned about safety and security. As the political landscape heats up, these discussions will undoubtedly continue to be front and center.