Add the title of former NFL working again Herschel Walker to the record of individuals apparently offended by Joe Biden’s latest “you ain’t black” gaffe.
Walker, 58 — a former Heisman Trophy winner at Georgia who went on to play a dozen years within the NFL for 4 totally different groups after launching his professional profession within the short-lived USFL – reacted Friday to Biden’s interview with radio and TV host Charlamagne tha God.
The presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee recommended through the dialog that if an African-American voter couldn’t resolve between Biden and President Trump in November, then “you ain’t black.”
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“Wow,” Walker responded. “I simply watched former Vice President @JoeBiden… Does he not perceive that black and brown skinned folks can suppose for themselves. You don’t decide who we vote for.”
After posting the remark, Walker obtained acknowledgement from President Trump.
“Thanks Herschel!” the president wrote.
Biden expressed remorse for his on-air remarks, saying Friday he “shouldn’t have been so cavalier.”
Biden mentioned he understands the feedback appeared like he was taking the black vote “without any consideration” however insisted that wasn’t the case.
“I should not have been such a clever man,” Biden mentioned. “… Nobody ought to must vote for any celebration, primarily based on their race or faith or background.”
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In the meantime, Walker has posted different tweets lately, opposing harsh coronavirus lockdown orders and misuse of PPP funds, in addition to supporting accountable adherence to security recommendation from medical professionals.
Walker gained greater than 8,000 yards enjoying for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants — then returning to the Cowboys earlier than retiring after the 1997 season.