Former Football Star Herschel Walker Gets Called “Uncle Tom” for Defending Donald Trump at RNC Speech
Former NFL player and college football star Herschel Walker gave a powerful speech in defense of President Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention on August 24, 2020.
In it, he spoke positively about the president’s character and demanded that professional athletes stand for the national anthem
The NFL veteran firmly believes that it is a “personal insult” when Trump is accused of allegedly being racist.
“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 stated. “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,” Walker remarked. “People who think that don’t know what they’re talking about.”
Despite making these comments in support of Trump, Twitter users threw a massive fit over Walker’s pro-Trump speech.
According to a report by Total Pro Sports, the term “Uncle Tom” started trending on Twitter after Walker praised Trump in his speech.
Herschel Walker speaks at the RNC and 'Uncle Tom' trends on Twitter.
Progressive society I tells ya. pic.twitter.com/nSw6jjmmtl
— John Breon (@johnbreon) August 25, 2020
Uncle Tom refers to blacks who are allegedly “sell-outs” to their own race by acting “white” or supporting causes that allegedly enhance white interests. Walker’s decision to praise Trump apparently merits such a nasty label from his critics.
Walker has been one of the strongest voices in support of Trump and will likely play a major role in the newly realigned GOP.
The fact that Walker is getting attacked this hard by the Left shows he’s doing something right.