On Wednesday afternoon, top leaders from the GOP stood behind President Donald Trump as he gave remarks following a monumental tax bill passing votes in both the House and Senate.
Trump began by talking about how long and hard everyone had worked to make the tax bill a reality. He then mentioned that AT&T had already announced it would be providing a $1,000 bonus to more than 200,000 of its employees as a result of the tax bill.
Wells Fargo also announced it would voluntarily bring its hourly pay rate up to $25 and aim to make $400 million in philanthropic donations in 2018 because of the new GOP tax bill shortly after. Boeing joined in, announcing a “$300 million employee-related and charitable investment” would go toward supporting “our heroes, our homes and our future” as a direct result of the tax reform bill.
But one man on Twitter seemed determined to find something negative to rant about.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) was invited by Trump to give some remarks at the lectern. He said:
“Let me just say to those Americans who are watching this process, this is not about Washington. It’s not about the left. It’s not about the right. It’s about single-parent moms who are looking for a reason to be hopeful in 2018.”
Andy Ostroy, a Huffington Post contributor, then attacked Scott for being the only black person on the stage:
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) December 20, 2017
Then that “one black person” on stage, Scott, responded with an absolute scorcher:
Uh probably because I helped write the bill for the past year, have multiple provisions included, got multiple Senators on board over the last week and have worked on tax reform my entire time in Congress. But if you'd rather just see my skin color, pls feel free. https://t.co/KLLNXqIZ3i
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) December 20, 2017