“Herschel Walker will hardly ever enable you down,” Trump claimed in a assertion. Walker in transform thanked the previous President in a tweet, writing: “Alongside one another, we will acquire back the U.S. Senate for Ga!!”
But Trump’s backing of the onetime football star will come as no surprise.
Walker has experienced a long relationship with the previous President dating to 1984, when Trump — the then-owner of the United States Football League’s New Jersey Generals — gave Walker a deal extension.
They stayed in contact and Walker would check out the Trumps at their residence in Greenwich, Connecticut. He afterwards appeared on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” with Trump and inspired his 2016 and 2020 presidential bids.
Looming in excess of Walker’s nascent marketing campaign are reviews that he has threatened violence from multiple girls.
Walker’s marketing campaign declined to react to the woman’s allegations or focus on the 2002 law enforcement report. In response to queries about the incident, Mallory Blount, a campaign spokesperson, cited Walker’s past struggles with mental overall health issues, which he’s spoken about publicly.
“It is sad that many in politics and the media who praised Herschel for his transparency more than a decade back are now earning false statements, stereotyping, attacking, and trying to sensationalize his earlier just for the reason that he is a Republican Senate applicant,” she mentioned in a statement.
The race in opposition to Warnock, who’s operating for a total 6-12 months term just after winning a distinctive election runoff earlier this calendar year, could decide command of the Senate. Democrats in the higher chamber have the slimmest of majorities — 50-50 — held only by Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote. Warnock beat previous Ga Sen. Kelly Loeffler by two points.
Democratic Occasion of Georgia spokesman Dan Gottlieb stated in a statement Thursday that Trump’s endorsement of Walker “cements the nightmare scenario that Republican leaders in Georgia and Washington have wished to stay away from. This is likely to be a extended, divisive, and high-priced intra-celebration combat concentrated on political loyalty assessments — not the concerns that subject most to Georgians.”