On Thursday, presidential candidate Joe Biden joined ABC News for a televised town hall meeting, and now former NFL star Herschel Walker is bashing one of Biden’s responses – or lack thereof.
According to Walker, Biden’s nonresponse was “insulting” to an attendee at the town hall who asked the Democratic presidential nominee about a previous statement he made. Biden claimed that if an African-American has trouble deciding between him and President Trump they “ain’t Black.”
“Besides ‘you ain’t Black’, what do you have to say to young Black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that fails to protect them?” the young Black man asked Biden during the live show. Biden responded that he had spent his Senate career making the criminal justice system more equitable for African-Americans. Additionally, he added that the U.S. must put Black Americans “in a position to gain wealth.”
On Friday, Walker joined FOX News’ “The Story” and criticized the former vice president’s response.
“It’s insulting, very insulting that he didn’t answer the question,” Walker said to host Jon Scott. “Let’s look at his record: Since 1976, almost every crime bill that’s been written, Biden has some affiliation with it.”
In addition, the former Heisman Trophy winner said that Trump already enacted parts of Biden’s plan for African-Americans.
“I’m not sure what he is going to do. But he’s not good at telling the truth right now because he’s had 47 years to correct it” Walker explained. “Wake up, America. Prison reform, done by Donald Trump. The Historic Black Colleges’ [funding] – which he mentioned – also was done by Donald Trump. [Biden] had a chance to do that. It seems like everything he said he wants to do that’s going to be good is done already by Donald Trump.”
Walker and Trump’s Longtime Friendship
Walker is a proud conservative and supporter of President Donald Trump. He even spoke at the 2020 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 recently said that the 2020 election is “the most important election of our lives.”
Furthermore, Walker touched on his 40-year friendship with Trump, calling it “like family friends.” The former Dallas Cowboys star told Pittsburgh radio station KDKA the pair became friends quickly after meeting in 1983. Walker played for the Trump-owned New Jersey Generals football team of the USFL. However, he said that their friendship reached beyond an owner and player relationship.
“We became friends – and not just casual friends as owner/player – but we became like, like almost like family friends. You know, he ate at my home, I ate at his home, his kids were with me during the summer a lot,” Walker explained. “And we’ve been friends ever since.”
[H/T FOX News]