Tim Scott visits African-American history museum with Trump

February 21, 2017

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was part of a delegation Tuesday to tour the National Museum of African American History and Culture with President Donald Trump.

The South Carolina Republican visited the relatively new outpost of the Smithsonian Institution along with Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump; Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King; and Housing and Urban Development Secretary-designate Ben Carson.

In brief remarks, Trump called Scott “a friend” and expressed his “love” for South Carolina, a state he won by the “double digits” in the 2016 campaign.

Scott is the Senate’s only black GOP lawmaker and the first black senator to be elected from the south since Reconstruction.

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