Even though Tim Scott and Vivek Ramaswamy regarded Donald Trump as a shameful opponent when seeking the 2024 GOP presidential nomination, their tune has quickly changed after dropping out. Upon suspending their campaigns, both Scott and Ramaswamy predictably endorsed Trump.
However, watching them tap dance for the renowned bigot is truly a nauseating sight to see. On Tuesday night, Trump took the stage in New Hampshire, probably feeling untouchable as he became the first Republican in 50 years to win both of the first two primary votes (he also won Iowa).
Scott and Ramaswamy were on hand to praise Trump—and didn’t mind offering up their dignity in the process. Though Ramaswamy said Trump was too old to run for president, he grinned from ear to ear as he sung his praises. “You know who delivered a double digit victory tonight?” the former contender asked the crowd.
“This man. Donald J Trump. The leader of America First. And that means something.” Trump then brought Scott to the podium, where he stated “It’s time for the Republican Party to coalesce around our nominee, and the next president of the United States: Donald Trump!”
Scott didn’t stop shuckin’ and jivin’ there. After Trump commented that Scott must “really hate Nikki Haley,” he interrupted the former president to boot lick just a little harder. “I just love you,” Scott said to Trump. Even the former president was taken aback the buffoonery.
Recently, Scott proposed to his girlfriend in what some critics say is a ploy to be considered as Trump’s VP. This behavior will only get worse as we get closer to the presidential election—and these two men of color will continue to jump through hoops in desperate attempts to get closer to power.