Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., said on Thursday that Democrats "lose their minds" when President Donald Trump talks about his work that benefits the underprivileged and minority communities.
"There's a meme with a brain that explodes, that's what happens when President Trump starts talking about bringing back more resources to the most vulnerable folks," Scott, the only Republican of the three African-American senators currently serving in Congress, said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday.
"When he starts talking about the lowest Hispanic unemployment rate, when he starts talking about the highest increase in wages came from the poorest Americans who are working — the story of the American comeback is a story that starts at the most vulnerable, fragile people on the economic ladder and moves up," the senator continued.
He added that Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday was the most "impressive" that he's seen, specifically saying he was pleased with its focus on the "opportunity zones" program, which grants tax breaks on capital gains to individuals who invest in any of 9,000 identified impoverished areas, that was created as part of the Republican tax bill.
"We're seeing almost $68 billion getting ready to be deployed throughout this nation in those 9,000 areas where the average poverty rate is almost 30%," Scott said.
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