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Sen. Tim Scott Fires Back: Not Trump's Prop

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President Donald Trump congratulates Sen. Tim Scott at an event celebrating Congress passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act with Republican members of the House and Senate on the South Lawn of the White House on Dec. 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

By    |   Wednesday, 20 Dec 2017 07:02 PM

Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, had a prominent position behind President Donald Trump at Wednesday's White House ceremony celebrating the passage of the GOP tax plan. But he fired back at a political blogger who claimed he was there as a "prop."

Andy Ostroy, who lists being a HuffPo contributor on his Twitter bio, as well as being "Blocked by Donald, Don Jr, Ivanka, Eric," tweeted that Scott appeared to be a "manipulated prop."

Not so, Scott responded, saying he was likely given such a high-profile location "because I helped write the bill for the past year, have multiple provisions included, got multiple Senators on board over the last week and have worked on tax reform my entire time in Congress."

Ostroy doubled down, saying the bill hurt minorities, the poor and middle class — ending with some invectives against the president that were of the type that likely ended him up on several Trump family blocked lists.

Scott had other thoughts on how minorities and lower-income families will fare under the plan, saying at the White House, "This is not about Washington. It's not about the left. It's not about the right. It's about single parent moms who are looking to be hopeful during 2018."

Ostroy later apologized for the tweet, saying he could have made his point a better way.

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