President Trump is scheduled to meet with Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., on Wednesday where the two are likely to discuss racial issues.
Scott added his voice to the bipartisan condemnation Trump faced over his controversial statements following the violence in Charlottesville, Va., where he said violence existed on “both sides.”
“Racism is real,” Scott said to Vice News. “It is alive. It is here. But the response from the vast majority of this country is diametrically opposite of the response in the ’60s. We’ve had the United States military, generals, leaders, standing up and rejecting, completely, racism.”
Protesters originally gathered in Charlottesville in opposition to removing a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The protests turned violence when counter-demonstrator Heather Heyer was allegedly run over by a neo-Nazi.
Axios reported over the weekend that the two would meet Monday to discuss racial issues, but White House schedule Tuesday evening confirms they will meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Oval Office on Wednesday.
Scott is the first African-American senator from South Carolina and is the only African-American Republican senator.
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