WATCH: Sen. Tim Scott Hits Back at Writer Who Called him a ‘Manipulated Prop’ at Republican Tax Cut Celebration

Senator Tim Scott responded to a blogger who accused him of being President Donald Trump’s African-American “prop” at the White House tax reform speech.

Scott (R-S.C.) stood beside President Trump and Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) in the front row of legislators assembled at the White House to celebrate the passage of the bill.

“What a shocker. There’s ONE black person there and sure enough they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop,” Andy Ostroy wrote.

https://twitter.com/AndyOstroy/status/943575916424450049?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

“Way to go Senator Tim Scott,” Ostroy, whose Twitter profile identifies him as a Huffington Post contributor, continued.

Scott responded on Twitter, ripping Ostroy’s remarks:

“Probably 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,” he wrote.

“But if you’d rather just see my skin color, pls (sic) feel free,” Scott said.

Scott is the first black senator elected in the South since Reconstruction, and preceded only by a pair of Mississippi Republicans – Hiram Revels, elected in 1870, and Blanche Bruce, elected in 1874.

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SOURCE: Fox News Insider