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Herschel Walker tells James Clyburn he took Trump out of context

NFL legend Herschel Walker accuses James Clyburn of taking Trump ‘out of context’ after the House Majority Whip slammed the President for calling ex aide Omarosa a ‘dog’ and questioned how ‘any black man’ could vote for him

  • In August Trump ‘wrote on Twitter about former White House Omarosa Manigault Newman, calling her a ‘dog’ and a ‘crazed, crying lowlife”
  • Newman, who is black, had written a tell-all book about the White House 
  • Clyburn was incredulous a black man could vote for Trump after the comments 
  • Herschel Walker said that Clyburn took the president out of context  

NFL legend Herschel Walker has accused James Clyburn of taking Trump ‘out of context’ after the House Majority Whip slammed the President for calling an ex White House aide ‘a dog’. 

Clyburn appeared on FoxNews on Sunday, where he expressed his disbelief that a black man could vote for Trump after he appeared to call former Obama aide Omarosa Manigault Newman ‘a dog’. 

He added that he would have to ‘pray’ for the black men voting for Trump. 

Early this morning Walker tweeted a video of himself in which he said: ‘I’m going to pray for you as well because you took the president a little bit out of context, which is okay because the Democrats have been doing that for a long time just to get a vote and I think that’s what you’re doing right now.’ 

In 2018, Trump was criticized for a tweet in which he appeared to call the former White House aide a ‘dog’ and a ‘crazed, crying lowlife’ after she released a tell-all book about the White House. 

House Majority Whip James Clyburn, a Democrat from South Carolina, said he could not believe how a black man could vote for US President Trump after comments he made towards a former White House aide 

Herschel Walker (pictured) says he'll pray for Clyburn because he took the President 'a little out of context'

Herschel Walker (pictured) says he’ll pray for Clyburn because he took the President ‘a little out of context’ 

‘When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!’ Trump wrote.  

‘I’m the father of three Black women,’ Clyburn told Fox News hosts Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier. 

‘I am the son of a Black woman. If any Black man can go in front of a polling place and cast a vote for a man who referred to a Black woman as a dog on national television, I’m going to have to pray for them. I will have to pray for them.’ 

‘I don’t know of any man [who] can abide that kind of disrespect and insult,’ he added. 

It was unclear which television appearance Clyburn was referring to.  

US President Donald Trump in seen during a rally to address his supporters at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Miami, Florida, United States today

US President Donald Trump in seen during a rally to address his supporters at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport in Miami, Florida, United States today 

Pressing Clyburn to explain his comments, Baier asked: ‘What you’re saying here is, essentially, what Joe Biden said on that radio show, that if you’re black and you vote for Trump, “you ain’t black.”

‘That’s what he said. He later apologized for that, but you’re sending the same message to African-Americans who may have a different choice in this election.’

Clyburn pushed back against Baier’s characterization, saying: ‘What I said was, any man that calls one of my three daughters a dog, I would never vote for them, and I don’t understand any black man that would vote for anybody that refers to a Black woman [that way].

‘All of us that I know are sons of black women. I don’t stand for that kind of insult for my mothers, my sisters or my children.’  

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