'Embarrassing' Tim Scott Gets Stark Reminder After Latest Toadying To Trump

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) on Sunday drew scorn and mockery on social media following his latest pandering to former President Donald Trump, which included a dubious claim about Trump’s teleprompter use.

During an appearance on Fox News, Scott ― who is rumored to be a potential running mate for the presumptive GOP nominee ― first baselessly suggested that President Joe Biden might have been using “artificial stimulation” during his State of the Union address in March.

“The truth of the matter is that if you saw the State of the Union, and you watched that performance, it was surreal,” Scott told host Maria Bartiromo. “There was something going on. And if we can find the truth of what it was, we are all better off. Because if it takes artificial stimulation to make the president of the United States perform, how often can he do that?”

Scott was responding to Bartiromo’s question about recent comments from Rep. Greg Murphy (R-N.C.), who claimed without evidence last week that Biden “must’ve been jacked up on something” on the day of the address.

Scott then heaped praise on Trump, claiming that the former president ”doesn’t need a teleprompter. He doesn’t need notes. He is just strong as can be, because he’s fighting for the American people and they know it.”

“They can smell it, and we can see it,” Scott told Bartiromo.

Critics on X (formerly Twitter) reminded Scott of the many times that Trump has, in fact, used a teleprompter.

Scott’s claims were “approaching North Korea levels of ridiculous lies,” said one commenter. His “prostration to Trump is so embarrassing,” another wrote.

Since Scott dropped out of the GOP presidential primary race in November, he has become a sycophantic supporter of the quadruply indicted ex-POTUS.

In January, he told Trump on stage: “I just love you.”

The following month, Scott dodged a question about whether he would have certified Biden’s 2020 win if he’d been vice president at the time.

And earlier this month, Scott sidestepped NBC anchor Kristen Welker’s repeated questions about accepting the 2024 election results, saying only that he is confident Trump will win.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article stated that Scott “repeated” Murphy’s claim that Biden was “jacked up” during the State of the Union. In fact, Bartiromo was quoting Murphy’s words to Scott.