In an appearance on Fox & Friends, legendary running back Herschel Walker to talk football, and Donald Trump, who will be attending an upcoming game being played by his alma mater.
The Sugar Bowl, featuring Walker’s University of Alabama against the University of Georgia, will kick off tonight just after 7pm CT, with most projections guessing that Alabama will win. So, Walker was invited on to talk about the game, and about his friend Donald Trump who will be there to see which school takes the College Football Playoff national championship trophy home.
Walker, 55, has stuck up for Trump recently. In November, the Heisman Trophy winner said that the protests agiinst the National Anthem are “upsetting” and he blamed Roger Goodell for the allowing the controversy to drag on. He said that he knows he’ll get backlash for saying it, but Goodell “should have stopped the protests at the very beginning.” Incidentally, Trump had the same idea: Speaking with Hannity, Trump said that Colin Kaepernick should have been slapped with a one game suspension for kneeling. And if he did it again? Two game suspension.
At the time, Walker said that while “black lives matter” that respect for that “very special” flag should be observed and that players should take time from their off-season schedule to “go to Washington” and “protest there instead.”
Speaking directly to players, Walker said that “we have young men and women fighting for the flag” and that’s why it deserves respect.
So he was well prepared to be sympathetic to Trump when he spoke to Fox, saying that Trump was being hit with “a raw deal” and that people are “forgetting” to respect the office. Like with debating the flag, the sanctity of the office of the President seems like a non-starter for Walker. Trump is still your President. The former football player was asked if he thought he would “cross paths” with Trump at the game and Walker confirmed that the two will meet tonight and that he hadn’t seen him in a while. He then explained that they’ve been friends for a very long time and “still work together on some things,” or at least they did before Trump became “the big man on campus.”
As for the impact of having Trump at the game, Walker said that the President is a “great man” who loves football.
Here is the three minute clip of Walker speaking with Fox & Friends: