Whoopi Goldberg Diagnoses Tim Scott with ‘Clarence Thomas Syndrome’
On Monday, Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) announced his run for president and officially launched his campaign. During his speech on the campus of Charleston Southern University — his alma mater — he warned Americans that, “our party and our nation are standing at a time for choosing: victimhood or victory.” Scott’s unique position as the Senate’s only black Christian conservative immediately snagged the attention of hosts on ABC’s “The View.”
In response to Scott’s announcement, left-leaning actress and television personality Whoopi Goldberg revealed her cynical opinion of the new candidate, saying, “If you are going to have talk about personal responsibility, I mean, you know, all they do is talk about a victim. ‘I won the election, I won, I won, I won.’ Come on now, this may have been a bit much, this year, you know?”
It’s no surprise that his announcement sparked some controversial comments from Goldberg, as Scott has made his values clear from the start. Even before he threw his hat into the presidential ring, he vowed, “If I were president of the United States, I would literally sign the most conservative pro-life legislation that they can get through Congress.”
Whoopi referenced this statement during “The View” segment, saying, “You come out and you say, ‘Well, I am going to make sure that I am going to do the strictest abortion laws’... That’s not going to fly … because you have to be here for the entire nation and figure out what is going to work for everybody. Not for just one side.” Although Goldberg’s co-hosts — Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ana Navarro, Sara Haines, and Sunny Hostin — disagreed throughout the segment on various topics regarding Scott, they all nodded in agreement to Goldberg’s thoughts about Scott’s “one-sided” approach.
Hostin voiced a similar view, explaining, “The issue that Tim Scott has is that he seems to think because ‘I made it, everyone can make it’ — ignoring, again, the fact that he is the exception and not the rule. Until he is the rule, then he can stop talking about systemic racism.”
To this, Goldberg interrupted Hostin and claimed that Scott has “Clarence Thomas syndrome,” pointing to the conservative Supreme Court Justice. In essence, the hosts “accused him [Scott] of being ignorant to racism.”
This is not the first time Goldberg has spouted her disapproval of Thomas, as she has also blasted his stance on contraceptives and marriage equality, as well as derided his interracial marriage with Virginia Thomas in the past.
“I think Americans are tired of this divisive language,” director of FRC Action Matt Carpenter told The Washington Stand. “It might motivate some small subset of extremist-types on the Left, but it won’t bring inflation down, secure the border, end the war in Ukraine, restore our civil liberties, end abortion, and protect the innocence of children — all of the things that motivate the voters who will decide who controls Congress and the Oval Office next year.”
Only a day after leftist media blasted Scott’s announcement speech, the presidential candidate confronted Goldberg and Hostin’s comments. “Actually, the rule is simple,” Scott pointed out. “… The rule is, the future of our country is not defined by the color of our skin,” he told Fox News’s Harris Faulkner. “It’s defined by the quality of our education. The radical Left has been bought out by big labor unions in education, trapping poor kids in failing schools and trapping poor kids out of the best future they have.”