Tim Scott’s 2024 election bid: the black senator taking on Trump
Tim Scott has launched his campaign to become the first black Republican president, joining an increasingly crowded field challenging Donald Trump for the party’s nomination.
The South Carolina senator pledged to “restore faith in the goodness of America”, a nation “in retreat” under President Biden. “America is strong but our president is weak. Joe Biden and the radical left are attacking every rung of the ladder that helped me climb,” Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, told a packed hall of supporters at Charleston Southern University.
In front of a banner bearing his campaign slogan, “Faith in America”, he presented a hopeful vision for the US, playing on his own rise from childhood poverty to Capitol Hill. “We live in a land where