It’s truly refreshing to see an athlete and legend like Herschel Walker stand up for President Trump.
Herschel Walker, in my opinion, had one of the best speeches of the night at the opening night of the RNC.
One of the most memorable lines from his speech last night was “He (Trump) shows how much he cares about social justice in the black community through his actions, and his actions speak louder than stickers or slogans on a jersey”.
Boom! Truly a mic drop moment for the NFL legend.
Check out his entire speech below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2020
Herschel made it clear he believes in President Trump as a leader and a man.
He has 37 years of experience to make that judgement.https://t.co/NRksjsqzvX
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) August 25, 2020
Herschel Walker: 'It hurt my soul to hear' people call Trump 'racist' https://t.co/93pN8DO9qz
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 25, 2020
Fox News added these details on the heartfelt speech made by Herschel Walker:
Pro football great Herschel Walker praised President Trump’s character and defended his call for professional athletes to stand for the national anthem during a speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
Walker, 58, said he considers it a “personal insult” when critics accuse Trump of racism. He argued that Trump’s public opposition to national anthem protests in professional sports leagues such as the NFL and NBA did not lessen his commitment to social justice issues.
“Just because someone loves and respects the flag, our National Anthem, and our country doesn’t mean they don’t care about social justice. I care about all of those things, and so does Donald Trump,” Walker said. “He shows how much he cares about social justice and the Black community through his actions. And his actions speak louder than any stickers or slogans on a jersey.”
Walker said he developed a “deep, personal friendship” with Trump dating back to 1984, when the president purchased the New Jersey Generals of the now-defunct United States Football League.
Walker said it “hurts my soul” when critics accuse the president of racism.
“People who think that don’t know what they are talking about. Growing up in the Deep South, I have seen racism up close. I know what it is. And it isn’t Donald Trump,” Walker said.
Very brave and authentic Hall-of-Famer @HerschelWalker “He leaves nothing on the field. Some people don’t like his style, the way he knocks down obstacles that get in the way of his goals. People on opposing teams didn’t like it when I ran right over them either.” He Gets it done https://t.co/Lh3KQqF5kk
— Adam Paul Laxalt (@AdamLaxalt) August 25, 2020
The New York Post also added to the story by saying this about Walker’s speech:
Former gridiron great Herschel Walker, who once played for a team owned by President Trump, lined up for the incumbent at the 2020 Republican National Convention on Monday — and swatted down allegations that the commander-in-chief is a racist.
“It hurt my soul to hear the terrible names that people call Donald,” said Walker, who is black. “I take that as a personal insult, that people would think I’ve had a 37-year friendship with a racist.
“Growing up in the Deep South, I’ve seen racism up close. I know what it is. And it isn’t Donald Trump.”
Walker addressed Trump’s hardline stance against athletes who protest social issues by kneeling during the National Anthem.
“Just because someone loves and respects the flag, our National Anthem and our country, it doesn’t mean they don’t care about social justice,” he said. “He shows how much he cares about social justice in the black community through his actions. And his actions speak louder than stickers and slogans on a jersey.”
The speech last night from Herschel Walker was truly genuine and came from his heart.
The RNC should continue to have their speakers speak from their souls and not their head.