Techniques used by Tim Scott

adding qualifiers - adding an extra word or phrase to a response, which makes it ultimately meaningless, but still leaves the desired impression. (2 uses)

euphemism - replacing language that is accurate but may be offensive to your target audience with language that is more palatable or appealing. (1 use)

straw man - misrepresenting an opponent's position or argument to make it easier to attack, usually by exaggerating, distorting, or just completely fabricating it. (1 use)

passing the buck - shifting blame onto someone else for self-exoneration or to direct attention away from those really at fault. (1 use)

exaggeration - stretching the truth to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is. (1 use)

false claim - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue. (1 use)

misleading claim - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue. (1 use)