Tim Scott labeled 'bootlicker' for allowing Donald Trump to 'humiliate' him amid potential running mate discussions

Tim Scott labeled 'bootlicker' for allowing Donald Trump to 'humiliate' him amid potential running mate discussions
Donald Trump hinted at Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) as a potential running mate on Tuesday (Getty Images)

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump hinted at Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) as a potential running mate on Tuesday, February 20, during a speech where he praised Scott's loyalty but also made remarks that some interpreted as humiliating. 

Trump, known for his off-the-cuff comments, lauded Scott's advocacy but also hinted at Scott's past endorsement and speculated about his personal life.

Tim Scott's Alleged Humiliation by Donald Trump

In his speech, Trump spoke of the importance of selecting a vice president who could step into the role of president if needed.

"The first quality has to be somebody that you think will be a good president because if something should happen, you have to have somebody that’s going to be a great president," he stated, before turning his attention to Scott, praising his advocacy and loyalty.

“A lot of people are talking about that gentleman right over there, and he’s been so great,” Trump said, gesturing toward Scott in the audience. “He’s been such a great advocate. I have to say, I don’t, this is in a very positive way: Tim Scott, he has been much better for me than he was for himself. I watched his campaign and he doesn’t like talking about himself, but boy does he talk about Trump. And I said, you know, I called him. I said, ‘Tim, you’re better for me than you were for yourself.'”

“But he’s fantastic and he’s a fantastic person,” the former president added, before acknowledging that he had several candidates on his shortlist.



 

However, Trump's comments weren't without controversy. He previously made remarks seemingly aimed at humiliating Scott, including alluding to rumors about Scott's personal life.

At an event where Scott was endorsed by Trump, the former president hinted at salacious rumors that the recently engaged senator is gay, leaving Scott visibly uncomfortable, per Mediaite.

“Today it was a big story, the biggest story out there: He’s engaged to be married. We never thought this was going to happen. What’s going on?” Trump quipped.

Additionally, Trump criticized Scott's former ally, Nikki Haley, and questioned Scott's loyalty to her, further adding to the scrutiny.

“Did you ever think that she actually appointed you, Tim? And think of it. Appointed and you’re the senator of her state. And she endorsed me. You must really hate her. Nah. It’s a shame," Trump said, to which Scott emphatically responded, “I just love you!”



 

During a Fox News program, Trump discussed potential running mates, including Scott, alongside other candidates like Ron DeSantis, Vivek Ramaswamy, Kristi Noem, Byron Donalds, and Tulsi Gabbard.

When asked about his shortlist, Trump affirmed that all mentioned candidates were being considered, though some in the political world view DeSantis as a less likely choice due to past conflicts between the two.

Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, suspended his presidential bid and endorsed Trump in New Hampshire.

Social Media Backlash

Despite his support, Scott faced criticism on social media for allegedly allowing himself to be humiliated by Trump.

"Scott is a bootlicker," one posted on X.

"I can understand ambition but come on man, no way I would let that dude humiliate me," another wrote.

"Tim Scott the gummy house bear," a comment read.

"How embarrassing for you @SenatorTimScott. Definitely not a good look," someone else added.

"Tim cannot humiliate himself anymore because he really can't. Those who voted for him must feel the shame that he cannot feel for himself," another opined.



 



 



 



 



 

 

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