Football Legend Herschel Walker Reveals What He's Noticed When Trump Meets Blue-Collar Workers
By Joe Setyon
Published August 24, 2020 at 6:34pm
Football legend Herschel Walker spoke about his personal friendship with President Donald Trump, noting that it hurts his soul to hear the presidents detractors call him a racist.
Walkers comments came during Night One of the Republican National Convention.
The former Heisman Trophy-winning running back, considered by some to be one of the greatest college football players of all time, said he has seen how Trump treats blue-collar workers like janitors, security guards and waiters.
I watched him treat the janitors, security guards and waiters the same way he would treat a VIP, said Walker, who also played in the NFL for more than a decade.
He made them feel special because he knew they were, Walker added. He understands that they are the people who make this country run. They clean, they cook, they build, they drive, they deliver.
Walker said it hurts my soul to see people name-call his longtime friend.
It hurts my soul to hear the terrible names that people call Donald. The worst one is racist,' he said.
I take it as a personal insult that people would think Id have a 37-year friendship with a racist.
I know what [racism] is. And it isnt Donald Trump, Walker added.
Walker also said Trump has taught him about the importance of family.
I watched him in the board room. He could be in the middle of a big meeting, but if one of the kids was on the phone, he dropped everything to take the call. He taught me that your family should be your top priority, he said.
I was watching some kids, African-American and Caucasian kids, play the other day, and I started thinking about their future, he said in a Twitter video last month. And then I listened to a BLM protester who was speaking for the black people.
And I said, Wait a minute. He dont speak for me. He dont speak for a lot of other people that I know.
And I was watching all the people that are wanting to take over a city block and not just black, there was Caucasian, there was all types of race there and I said, Wait a minute. They dont speak for the people that I know.
And in June, he offered to buy anti-police activists plane tickets so they can leave the country.
I have an idea, he tweeted. For all these people who dont want any police, Id love to meet with American Airlines, Delta, and Southwest and make a deal to fly them to countries that dont have police. I want them to be happy!
Herschel -This is why Ill vote Republican on every Ticket
To all those ASSWIPES Who Whine - I can't believe you are voting for Trump". I'm not just voting for Trump - I'm voting for the second Amendment. I'm voting for the next supreme court justice. I'm voting for the electoral college, and the Republic we live in. I'm voting for the Police,and law and order. I'm voting for the military, and the veterans who fought for and died for this Country. I'm voting for the Flag that is always missing from the Democratic background. I'm voting for the right to speak my opinion and not be censored. Im voting for secure borders. Im voting for the right to praise my God without fear or ridicule. Im voting for every unborn soul that the Democrats want to murder and sell their body parts and drink their blood. Im voting for freedom and the American Dream. Im voting for good against evil. I'm not just voting for one person, I'm voting for the future of my Country and all those who will come after me
I am voting for the rule of law instead of the rule of mobs. I am voting for the right to eat what I want instead of Approved Gruel. I am voting for the right to set my thermostat to whatever temperature is comfortable - I fully understand the concept of paying the bill myself. I am voting for the right to read anything that has been written, and to listen to anyone I damned well choose. I am voting for the right to associate (or not), with those of my choosing. I am voting for the right of children to be educated instead of indoctrinated. I am voting for the right to keep what I have earned. I am voting for the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I dont care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits. - William S Burroughs