President Trump-endorsed candidate Herschel Walker just won the Republican Senate primary in Georgia and wants credit to go where it is due.
And he said that doesn’t include President Trump.
Walker claimed his popularity made him win the Republican Senate primary in Georgia and has nothing to do with President Trump’s endorsement.
This past weekend, the Senate candidate appeared on the PBS interview show “Love & Respect With Killer Mike.” In a statement, Walker told Killer Mike:
“One thing that people don’t know is President Trump never asked me. I need to tell him that he never asked. I heard it all on television that he’s going to ask Herschel, saying Hershel is going to run. President Trump never came out and said ‘Herschel, will you run for that Senate seat?’”
Consequently, Walker isn’t happy with Trump right now. “So, I’m mad at him, because he never asked, but he’s taking credit that he asked,” Walker said.
In contrast to Walker’s claim, Augusta Chronicle reported that Walker’s poll climbed up after some Georgians told Trump had endorsed Walker:
According to a recent poll from Hood, first reported in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Walker is polling at 64.3% among likely Republican primary voters. State Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black comes in next at 7.7% followed by former Navy SEAL Latham Saddler at 1.9% and Kelvin King, Josh Clark and Jon McColumn, all polling below Saddler.
Some of those Georgians polled were told that Trump had endorsed Walker before being asked about their preferred candidate; among this group his support climbed to 76%.
Wayne Dupree added:
Trump also went to Georgia to support Walker, even though there were concerns about the candidate’s behavior and lack of political experience. It’s not clear when Trump did something to make Walker mad, but the former president spoke out in favor of Walker’s run before he made it official.
On The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show, months ago, Trump said, “He told me he’s going to, and I think he will.” “He’s a good person. He’s a good citizen. He has a lot of loyalty. I’ll tell you, people in Georgia love him… I don’t think anyone could beat Herschel… I think it would be hard to beat him. He’s going to run, I think.”