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WATCH: Senator Reveals What Trump Told Him On Race Issues That Gave Him Hope

South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott told CNN’s Van Jones in an interview, set to air on Sunday, that a meeting that he had with President Donald Trump gave him hope for how the president will handle racial issues.

Appearing on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show” with host Van Jones, Scott said that the meeting with Trump last year over racial issues was “uncomfortable” but that he was shocked over how the meeting ended.

“Yeah, they’re hard. They’re painful. They’re uncomfortable, to sit in the Oval Office and have a conversation with the President about things that you strongly disagree about,” Scott said. “He didn’t change his perspective. I certainly can’t change my perspective. Mine’s educated by my experience.”

“But the way it closed, I thought, gave me reasons to be hopeful,” Scott continued.

Scott says that Trump said to him: “‘Tim, I don’t see what you see. What can I do to make things better?'”

“That was a shocking response,” Scott recalled. “I was surprised after the conversation that his response was, ‘Help me see a better light.'”