Herschel Walker Fires Back At Obama

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On Wednesday (November 2), Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker hit back at criticism former President Barack Obama levied at Walker when he said being a former footballer does not qualify him to be a lawmaker.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends,” the former NFL running back told host Brian Kilmeade that while he hadn’t met Obama, if he had it would mean Walker was a celebrity, as the Senate candidate claimed all Obama did “was hang out with celebrities.”

Herschel went on to list what he’s accomplished off the field, saying, “He forgot to tell people I created one of the largest minority-owned food service companies in the United States of America, so I do sign the front of a check, which he’s probably never done except when he was in the White House.”

The former NFL star noted that he’s “created businesses” and sits on the board of a publicly traded company, adding, “Put my resume against his resume — I put it up any time of the day, and I think I’ve done well.”

Walker was rebutting disparaging statements Obama made about his qualifications to be a Senator.

On Friday (October 28), at a campaign stop for Walker’s opponent, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D), Obama noted that success on the football field doesn’t translate into success in the Senate.

Obama began his remarks by detailing, “Some of you may not remember… Herschel Walker was a heck of a football player,”

The former President then questioned whether that makes “him the best person to represent you in the U.S. Senate. Does that make him equipped to weigh in on the critical decisions about our economy and our foreign policy and our future?”