Former NFL star Herschel Walker has criticized Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) for saying she would “never forgive” black Americans who voted for Donald Trump.
Earlier this week, Waters told the Joe Madison Show on SiriusXM that she was stunned by the prospect of black voters supporting the incumbent Republican.
“It just hurts me so much to see black people talking about supporting Trump. I don’t know why they would do that. I don’t know why they think about it,” she said.
“The black young men who think they can somehow ally themselves with Trump are not only terribly wrong, any of them who show their face, I will never forgive them for undermining the ability to help their own people and their own communities.
Walker, a longtime friend of Trump, responded to Waters’ comments by suggesting that the reason parts of the black electorate were moving toward Trump was because they felt abandoned by democratic administrations at both the federal and state levels.
“She has been in office for a long, long time. Have you seen her pass laws for social justice? Have you seen her pass anything to make something equal? I don’t want to hear them [the Democrats]blame someone else,” he said during a performance at Varney & Co. of FOX Business on election day.
“Now she’s upset that people are starting to educate themselves and see policies that suit them. […] So don’t come to me with this rhetoric now.
“I want people to realize that the person who should be in office is someone who cares about America, someone who cares about the people, and someone who will not try to put money in their pockets but will put it in the pockets of the people.
Walker then saved the clip of his appearance on the show and subtitled it: “Please forgive me for taking care of the people of Color & America”.
During his first term, Trump was repeatedly criticized for refusing to condemn far-right groups like the “Proud Boys” and self-proclaimed vigilantes like Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who killed two people when he opened fire on protesters demanding justice after the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Conversely, the president was an outspoken critic of NFL, NBA and MLB players who knelt down during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism, suggesting that they all did not respect the flag.
Walker, however, has repeatedly denied the claim that the President is a racist and insisted that he has simply been misrepresented by the media.
“I want America to know the truth. Donald Trump is not a racist,” the 1982 Heisman Trophy winner told former OutKick host Clay Travis two weeks ago.
“It’s hard because we’ve become so political today, and the worst thing you can say to someone today is that they’re ‘a racist. They take fragments and parts of a speech and try to make him a racist, and that’s very, very sad for me and the reason I got involved.
Meanwhile, Waters is likely to win another term as the representative of the 43rd California Congressional District. According to the New York Times, the incumbent Democrat had received 72.6 percent of the vote at the time of writing this article, with about 75 percent of the votes counted.