by Andrew Mark Miller, Social Media Producer | August 21, 2020
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker responded to the final night of the Democratic National Convention by stating that the speakers were playing the “race card way too much.”
“Wow Democratic Convention, you’re playing the race card way too much tonight!” the former Heisman Trophy winner tweeted Thursday night. “You all have been in office for years and have done nothing for African Americans. Every four years you do this for a vote. And the violence and death in our communities, yet you say nothing
Wow Democratic Convention, you’re playing the race card way too much tonight! You all have been in office for years and have done nothing for African Americans. Every four years you do this for a vote. And the violence and death in our communities, yet you say nothing?
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 21, 2020
The post has been retweeted over 30,000 times as of Friday morning.
The convention speakers included former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, and the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who touched on race several times during his speech.
“History has thrust one more urgent task on us,” Biden said in his speech. “Will we be the generation that finally wipes the stain of racism from our national character? I believe we’re up to it. I believe we’re ready.”
Walker, who is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, has been a vocal supporter of President Trump and has criticized Democrats and the Black Lives Matter movement in the past for exacerbating racial tensions.
“I saw a bunch of people holding a BLM sign burning the Holy Bible, burning the flag of the United States of America, and also burning a cross,” Walker tweeted earlier this month. “And I started thinking, NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB — is this the people you’re supporting right now? Is it the movement? Is it the organization? Because I don’t think that’s right.”
America wake up…if we love our Country, let’s speak up, stand up and protect it!?? #arewebeingplayed @espn @FoxNews @CNN @ESPNNBA @NFL @JudgeJeanine @WNBA @HARRISFAULKNER pic.twitter.com/rkZkZLEdP2
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) August 2, 2020