Tim Scott Sparks Firestorm: Fiery Clash with CNN Host Erupts Post-Trump Conviction in New York

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Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), defended the former president Trump after his historic conviction in New York. He clashed with a CNN host who accused his political ally of seeking “revenge”.

Do you support former President Trump’s statement that, if elected, he will appoint an independent prosecutor who would “go after Joe Biden and the entire Biden criminal family”? CNN’s Abby Phillip asked Scott about this on Thursday.

Scott told Phillip, “I am just saying that President Trump himself has said it.” “The best revenge for failure is success.”

Phillip corrected himself by saying, “Actually Senator, I must correct you about that.”

Scott replied, “You can’t change my mind, Abby.”

She said, “I am looking at these notes here.”

Scott replied, “You can see the notes. I was in his presence at the time he made it.”

Trump replied that “revenge” would be a success when asked earlier this year by a South Carolina voter if he was willing to let go of old scores with political rivals at a South Carolina town hall.

Trump said, “I know that they often use the word “revenge”, but I’m not interested in revenge”

He added, “My revenge is success.”

Scott told Phillip that CNN’s ratings were low because Trump made false claims about his campaign.

Scott stated, “The bottom-line is this. President Trump looked me directly in the eyes in a large room of people and said: ‘You Know What? The best revenge is to succeed.”

Scott, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, is considered to be a potential running mate for Trump.

Phillip replied: “Senator he may not have told you that in private, but he’s told thousands of his followers that he intends to pursue his political opponents. I can’t see how you could deny that this was said publicly. It’s on the public record.”

Scott: “I’m not sure how you can refuse to believe what I have heard myself.”

Trump, the Republican candidate for President in 2024, was found guilty of 34 felonies of falsifying records of business relating to the payment of hush-money to Stormy Daniels during the final days of the 2016 elections. He claimed innocence and called the case “rigged” on Thursday.

Karoline Leavitt, spokesman for the Trump campaign, said that despite his imprisonment in court for over a month, he “still wins” against President Biden.

Leavitt stated that Biden, and Democrats in general, should buckle up now that he has returned to the campaign trail.