The View co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, former President Donald Trump‘s director of strategic communications, slammed Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) for joining the top 2024 Republican presidential contender on the campaign trail.
After it was reported that the South Carolina senator would be joining Trump in Laconia, New Hampshire, on Monday night, Griffin called it “a gut punch.”
“Sen. Tim Scott campaigning with Trump is really a gut punch for those of us who spoke out against Trump, his lack of character, his unfitness, & what we saw in the White House,” she wrote on social media on Monday afternoon.
Scott is reportedly planning to “stick around through Election Day to campaign” for Trump. South Carolina is a key primary state that former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley hopes to court in the 2024 Republican primary.
Scott, who ended his White House bid in November, appeared on Friday in Concord, New Hampshire, sharing an energetic, full-throated endorsement of Trump’s second term.
The 56-year-old senator also announced his engagement with girlfriend Mindy Noce over the weekend. He is rumored to be considered a possible vice president pick for Trump.
“I really believed Tim Scott had more integrity than this,” The View co-host concluded in her post on X.
In addition to Scott’s attendance in New Hampshire, former Republican presidential candidates entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND) will unite with Trump onstage on the eve of the New Hampshire primary.