It's been almost a month since Donald Trump, after weathering three days of relentless criticism for his failure to condemn the murderous white supremacists waving tiki torches in Charlottesville, stamped angrily to a podium and characterized those murderous white supremacists as "very fine people", pointing out for good measure that the counterprotesters who showed up to condemn neo-Nazis hadn't obtained a city permit to do so.
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Scott, who was first elected in 2012, himself said of the meeting, according to CNN: "I'm a fellow that wants measurable progress in a reasonable amount of time".
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Scott, who has served in the Senate since 2013, said he was "surprised" at the amount of attention that surrounded his sit-down with the president.
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"If you expect some sort of an epiphany or transformation to occur overnight just because somebody walks into a room, I think they don't understand human nature". Tim Scott to discuss race relations in wake of the incidents in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"I certainly think if he's looking for a model of reconciliation, he need to look no further than Charleston, South Carolina, and Mother Emanuel AME Church", Scott said.
"My comment on his compromised moral authority was based on America's reaction" to his rhetoric after the violence in Virginia, said Scott, the Senate's only black Republican.
Words, Scott told Trump, are "containers of power. and there is no more powerful voice than the President of the United States without question". "What I wanted to get out of the conversation was a focus on fairness and opportunity", he said.
He raised the issue of staff diversity in the administration, saying that he encouraged the president to hire more people who can connect with the African-American community.