A new op-ed has unearthed a cringeworthy ad featuring Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) after his announcement to run for president in 2024.
In the article published by MSNBC News, Ja'han Jones — a blog writer for The ReidOut — insists the Republican senator, like the ad, can be summed up in just three words.
Jones recalled Scott's infamous cringeworthy remarks where he used a phrase that reeked of Ebonics: "KeepYoMoney." According to Jones, the clip features Scott "awkwardly reciting the #KeepYoMoney line — flanked by a bunch of old, white lawmakers, who clearly get a kick out of hearing him deliver it."
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Since Scott is the only Black Republican senator, Jones noted that the lawmaker is often used as a pawn to do the party's bidding when it comes to key topics that most Black people would likely disagree with.
Jones offered more insight on the video clip which was filmed back in 2017. At the time, Scott was pushed to the forefront to appeal to American voters on Republicans' proposed tax plan; one that was far more beneficial for wealthy Americans.
"Back in 2017, as Republicans controlled the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives, they trotted out Scott to try to sell Americans on their regressive tax plan that immensely favored rich people," Jones wrote.
He added, "Someone seems to have had the brilliant idea for Scott to appear in a promotional video for Senate Republicans — and for him to deploy a catchy hashtag to misleadingly tout the tax plan as beneficial to nonwealthy Americans."
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"Scott and the phrase are a lot alike: unserious, deceitful, and deployed in service of the white conservative establishment," Jones wrote. "For me, #KeepYoMoney epitomizes the new presidential candidate. Seriously, I hardly refer to him as Tim Scott in conversation anymore. To me, he’ll always be Senator #KeepYoMoney of South Carolina."
Watch the video below.
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