Tim Scott says he will support Trump if he runs for president again in 2024. "Of Course"


MYRTLE BEACH — U.S. 

Sen. Tim Scott said he'd support former President Donald Trump if he makes a run for a second-term in the White House, curbing some speculation the South Carolina Republican could himself be a 2024 candidate. 

When asked if he'd support Trump's candidacy, he said "of course," but avoided additional questions about whether he wants to run for president himself. He also stated that he is focusing on his Senate reelection campaign next year.

"Well at this point I'm not running for president at all," he added. "I'm not going to answer a hypothetical question." 

During the S.C. GOP's "First In The South Republican Action Conference" in Myrtle Beach, when an attendee asked the senator about his 2024 plans during a public question and-answer session, Scott said he's "a guy that's running for reelection" and added "we may have a surprise return candidate."

He also downplayed interest in being Trump's choice for vice president.

During the S.C. GOP's "First In The South Republican Action Conference" in Myrtle Beach, when an attendee asked the senator about his 2024 plans during a public question and-answer session, Scott said he's "a guy that's running for reelection" and added "we may have a surprise return candidate." 

Scott has been making inroads into the national conversation for years, with recent visits to key primary states like Iowa and New Hampshire, stoking talk of a presidential bid in 2024. It’s a proposition some Republican voters seem to like; Scott is often name-dropped alongside Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and fellow South Carolinian Nikki Haley.

However, discussion of Trump running for president in 2024 was one of the main themes during the South Carolina GOP's conference in Myrtle Beach, which took place from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31.

Former RNC chairman Reince Priebus also stoked confidence in a Trump 2024 run during his speech. 

“I think the odds of President Trump running for president are somewhere near 100 percent,” Priebus said. “I think he will be the nominee of the party.”

Scott's national prominence has risen, and after multiple national TV appearances, he raised $8.3 million in the third quarter of 2021, putting him in the lead among senators facing re-election next year in terms of fundraising.

He faces two Democratic challengers in 2022: state Rep. Krystle Matthews of Ladson, and Spartanburg County Democratic Party Chairwoman Angela Geter. 

Scott's reelection prospects are mostly considered as safe in South Carolina, which is overwhelmingly Republican.

Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, also stated that the South Carolina senator's chances in 2022 appear to be promising.

"I look forward to doing anything I can to help Tim," the Florida senator said. "I am optimistic that he will have a landslide win."



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