Former NFL Hall of Famer Herschel Walker on Tuesday blasted celebrities who claim that black people in the United States are oppressed.
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In a widely viewed video, the 58-year-old athlete and former Olympian insisted that blacks in the United States are not oppressed as some entertainers would like people to think.
He also advocated for President Donald Trump and encouraged Americans to vote for the incumbent president in the upcoming general election.
“I started thinking this poor black kid from South Georgia got a chance to represent the United States of America,” he said, referring to his time in the 1992 Winter Olympics.
Walker, a onetime Olympic bobsledder, added, “I’ve been hearing a lot from people saying, ‘We’re oppressed.’ Well, I’m here to tell you, you’re not.”
“[To] all the entertainers, all the athletes out there that are telling these people ‘We African-Americans are oppressed,’ well, we’re not,” he said. “We can do whatever we want to do. Being at the Olympics, I saw so many other countries had envy of the United States of America.”
Walker continued, “We’re the greatest country in the world, so remember when you go into that voting booth, remember the American way. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, so many freedoms that we have.”
He closed the video, “Vote for Donald Trump. Vote for a Republican. Because I’m telling you, let’s not throw our country away. Let’s vote for those freedoms we have in the United States of America.”
Walker made the remarks in a video shared on Twitter, which he captioned, “We’re not oppressed we’re BLESSED in the USA! The American Dream is the envy of all other countries … vote to keep our Freedom[.]”
The video has been viewed more than 144,000 times at the time of this writing.
We’re not oppressed we’re BLESSED in the USA!! The American Dream is the envy of all other countries …vote to keep our Freedom🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸@POTUS @FoxNews @CNN @USABS @espn @TheLeoTerrell @DonaldJTrumpJr @Outkick pic.twitter.com/BVLA0kG03x— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) October 12, 2020