Herschel Walker discusses his support for Donald Trump, says he's like a 'family friend'


Former NFL Running Back and 1982 Heisman trophy winner Herschel Walker joined KDKA Radio on Thursday to discuss his upbringing and to explain how he became such a strong supporter of President Donald Trump.

Herschel played college football at the University of Georgia before signing with the Washington Generals of the United States Football League. Donald Trump was the owner at the time.

“We became friends – and not just casual friend as owner/player – but we became like, like almost like family friends. You know, he ate at my home, I ate at his home, his kids were with me during the summer a lot,” Herschel said during the KDKA Radio Morning Show. “And we’ve been friends ever since.”

Herschel was a guest speaker during the Republican National Convention in August.

“He didn’t even ask me to speak up. I decided to speak up on my own during the convention. He didn’t even know I was going to do that. I told the people I wanted to do it because I knew the man, I knew the way he is,” Herschel explains.

Herschel does not want people to look at what he tweets; he wants them to look at what he does.