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 passionate speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
The 58-year-old said he considers it a “personal insult” when critics accuse Trump of racism.
“I’ve seen racism up close. I know what it is. And, it isn’t Donald Trump.”
“It hurt my soul to hear the terrible names that people called Donald,” Walker said. “The worst one is racist.”
“I take it as a personal insult that people would think I’ve had a 37-year friendship with a racist,” the 58-year-old former running back said. “People who think that don’t know what they’re talking about.”
As expected, social media was not feeling Walker’s speech, and soon the term ‘Uncle Tom’ would get trending on Twitter.