Former President Donald Trump wants ex-NFL player Herschel Walker to run for Senate in Georgia.
On Wednesday (March 10), Trump released a statement urging the former Dallas Cowboys star to run against Sen. Raphael Warnock next year. “Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia? He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL,” Trump said. “He is also a GREAT person. Run, Herschel, run!”
Walker has been a longtime friend and supporter of the former president following his time with the New Jersey Generals, which Trump owned.
Although Walker hasn't expressed any plans to run for office, he did dabble in politics during Trump’s presidential term. He previously defended his friend against racism claims during his speech at last year’s Republican National Convention, saying he takes “it as a personal insult that people think I would have a 37-year friendship with a racist.”
“People who think that don’t know what they’re talking about,” he added. “Growing up in the deep South, I’ve seen racism up close. I know what it is, and it isn’t Donald Trump.”
Last month, REVOLT reported that Walker opposed giving reparations to Black Americans because it would produce “white guilt” and Black people should practice forgiveness because slavery happened so long ago.
The former Heisman Trophy winner also questioned how Black people would qualify for the payments. “Reparations, where does the money come from?” he asked. “Does it come from all the other races except the Black taxpayers? Who is Black? What percentage of Black must you be to receive reparations? Do you go to 23andMe or a DNA test to determine the percentage of Blackness?”
After speaking to his mother about it, Walker said he believes reparations are “outside the teaching of Jesus Christ” and he compared the payouts to the Biblical proverb about giving someone a fish instead of teaching them how to fish.
Check out Trump’s statement below.