On Wednesday evening, former NFL great Herschel Walker spoke with Lou Dobbs during a FOX Business interview, and defended President Donald Trump’s first 2020 presidential debate performance.
The former running back said the reason he’s getting involved now is that he’s a Christian and that he loves America. He tried to set the record straight for people that condemn Trump for being racist.
“What I see going on, there’s no doubt, I’ve told many people there’s equality we have to get straight,” Walker explained. “But, I think when people start calling the president of the United States a racist – a man I’ve known for 37 years – I’m going to get involved and say he’s not a racist.”
Walker continued by saying that he did not understand why Trump was questioned about the Proud Boys during the debate. He doubled down on telling the audience that the president is not racist. In addition, he says the president deserves a lot of credit for what he has done for the country.
“That was a strange thing to ask because I’ve seen him denounce that many times,” Walker said. “And I’m not sure why he had to denounce it again and again. But I can tell you right now, Donald Trump is not a racist, and I think that’s what people need to know. And judge him on the things that he’s done, not what people tell you he’s done. This president should be given the credit for what he’s done for America, which is a lot.”
Herschel Walker On Joe Biden and the Democratic Party
Herschel Walker then turned his attention to the Democratic Party and former Vice President Joe Biden. He did not hold back in his opinion that Biden hasn’t done much for people of color in America during his 47 years in office.
“I think one of the biggest problems the Democratic party has, they’ve nominated a guy that has 47 years in office, and yet, can you name me two things he’s done for America?” said Walker. “And most of all, name me one thing he’s done for African-Americans, name me one thing he’s done for Hispanic-Americans.”
“I can name you two or three that Donald Trump has done for African-Americans, I can name you a bunch he’s done for Americans,” Walker continued. “And I’m not taking anything away from Vice President Biden, I think he’s a great man. I think he’s a wonderful man. Being in office when you were the vice president of a black president, the most powerful man in the world. But yet, a lot of the things Donald Trump has done for African-Americans they could’ve done. They didn’t do it.”
Walker On Trump’s Accomplishments
During Tuesday night’s debate, Walker wanted the president to tell the people the things that he’s done. He says many of those things – like Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize nominations – are not acknowledged. He says Trump continues to fight, and that he will continue to fight alongside Trump for the love of America.
“This president here is nominated for three Nobel Peace prizes, and from three different countries,” Walker explains. “They’ve nominated him for three that no one has acknowledged yet. This president has been fighting ever since he got into office. But, he’s not just been fighting for himself. He’s fighting for his family and fighting for America and he’s still accomplishing a lot of great things. So that’s the reason I’m going to fight with him, because I know he loves America.”
Walker is a well known conservative supporter of Trump, and even spoke at the recent Republican National Convention. He has been an outspoken advocate for the GOP, and often made headlines in recent history for his staunch support. The former Georgia Bulldog and Heisman Trophy winner recently said that the 2020 election is “the most important election of our lives.”
[H/T Fox Business]