The View's Meghan McCain says 'Uncle Tim' racial slurs against Sen Scott 'disgusted her' and 'ruined her night'

MEGHAN McCain said the "Uncle Tim" racial slurs leveled against Sen. Tim Scott after he said America isn't a racist country while rebutting President Biden's address to Congress "disgusted" her.

Speaking on The View on Thursday, McCain said her "night was ruined" after she saw the phrase trending on Twitter, adding it appears as though "it's okay to be racist towards black men as long as they are Republicans."


The phrase "Uncle Tim" trended for several hours on Twitter on Wednesday, after Scott delivered the GOP's rebuttal to Biden's first presidential address to Congress.

In his remarks, Scott noted that while he has experienced racism, "American is not a racist country."

He also accused Democrats of using race as a "political weapon" and made the argument that it's just as racist to tell white children they're an "oppressor".

"It's backwards to fight discrimination with different discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present," he said.

Scott's comments appeared to strike the ire of some progressives on social media, eliciting a slew of tweets relaying the play on his name that critics say is racially charged.   

A number of conservatives erupted in outrage that "Uncle Tim" was permitted to become a trending topic on the platform.

Joining the voice of outrage was McCain, who called the treatment of Scott "disgusting" on The View on Thursday.

"Tim Scott, I'm a huge fan of his," she told the panel. "He told a story about growing up in poverty and having to move in with his grandmother and having three family members live in one room and his uncle pretending to read a newspaper to show a good example.

"He explained policy reasons why he's a Republican. In response, he was trending on Twitter being called uncle Tom and uncle Tim which many Americans consider a racial slur," she continued.

McCain then appeared to allude to double standards among the left, adding: "It's okay to be racist and use racial slurs towards black men as long as they are Republicans."

"I'm disgusted by the response to him," she thundered. "Hit him on policy, but the way he is being talked about, the way he's being disrespected, don't talk to me about race in this country.

"Don't talk to me about the problems with racism when it's okay to speak and treat a black man this way who happens to be the most famous Republican black senator in the country."

McCain also voiced her disappointment at Twitter for allowing "Uncle Tim" to trend "for 11 hours which is supposed to be against their policies and standards."

"It wouldn't have happened if he was a Democrat," she continued.

"It hurt me, saddened me and disgusted me. I'm so grossed out.

"To senator Scott, there are so many of us that support and love you and think you did a fantastic job."

McCain concluded by urging Scott to run for president in 2024.

Host Whoopi Goldberg called the behavior against Scott "horrendous", but said "you don't know who" is behind the remarks.

"You don't know whether the person is black, white or female, so I tend to stay away from things like that," she said.

Pushing back against McCain, she said: "One of the things that bothered me is people are talking about, if that's how you're going to act towards one guy, you know, you shouldn't talk about racism.

"Well, you should because we've seen it for four years directed at various people, various kinds of people. So racism is alive and well in this country … whether it's being directed at Muslims or being directed at Mexicans or black people, it is here."

Much like McCain, a number of other conservatives spoke out against the remarks regarding Scott on Twitter.

"Twitter is choosing to trend a racist attack from the left on Sen. Tim Scott," The Federalist's Mollie Hemingway tweeted. "Apparently they want him to suffer for the crime of upstaging Biden via a highly effective speech."

A1 Policy Analyst Javon Price, who is black, tweeted: "The fact that “Uncle Tim” is trending on Twitter tells you all you need to know about the left."

In his address on Wednesday night, Scott pleaded with the left to find "common ground" in discussions about race.

He also accused President Biden of "tearing the US apart" with his divisive policies.

"Our president seems like a good man. His speech was full of good words," Scott said.

"But President Biden promised you a specific kind of leadership. He promised to unite a nation. To lower the temperature. To govern for all Americans, no matter how we voted.

"That was the pitch. You just heard it again," he continued. "But our nation is starving for more than empty platitudes."

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