U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) today joined President Donald Trump in touring the the National Mall’s newest museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
“Touring the amazing @NMAAHC with @POTUS this morning,” Scott tweeted. Every time I am here, my appreciation for the museum grows even more!”
Trump thanked Scott for joining him and gave specific thanks to the state of South Carolina, which he won by claiming 54.9 percent of the state’s votes. His more than 14 point victory over Hillary Clinton was notable in that it was more than the margins won by previous GOP nominees Mitt Romney (10.6 percent) and Sen. John McCain (9 percent).
Trump called Scott a friend and a “great, great senator.
“I like the state of South Carolina. I like all those states where I won by double, double, double digits,” said Trump. “You know, those states. But South Carolina was one, and Tim has been fantastic how he represents the people. And they love him.”
Trump also said he was honored to tour the museum.
“I'm deeply proud that we now have a museum that honors the millions of African American men and women who built our national heritage, especially when it comes to faith, culture and the unbreakable American spirit,” said Trump. “Today and every day of my presidency, I pledge to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African Americans and for every American.”
Scott also tweeted out some photos of museum exhibits, writing that, “Every time I am here, my appreciation for the museum grows even more!”