Former United States president Donald Trump had a clear message for Herschel Walker on Wednesday evening.
Donald Trump released a short and to-the-point statement about Walker, urging the former football star to run for political office.
“Wouldn’t it be great if the legendary Herschel Walker ran for the United States Senate in Georgia?” Trump wrote in an official statement. “He would be unstoppable, just like he was when he played for the Georgia Bulldogs, and in the NFL. He is also a GREAT person. Run, Herschel, Run!”
Georgia has become an extremely important state in the race for the U.S. Senate. Donald Trump wants Walker, a Georgia native, to run against Sen. Raphael Warnock, a Democrat who won his seat this year and will have to defend it in 2022.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted out his father’s statement on Wednesday night.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 10, 2021
Donald Trump has often reached out to former athletes and celebrities, but it’s not often that he urges one of them to run for office.
Walker, arguably the greatest college football player of all time, would certainly have a number of supporters in his home state.
The former NFL star would be among the most-notable former athletes in politics.
Happy 59th Birthday to Herschel Walker!
Herschel is a CFB 🐐…
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) March 3, 2021
OK, serious question. Why do we still not have a statue of Herschel Walker at Sanford Stadium???!!!! PLEASE!!!! 🔴⚫️🐾🏈 pic.twitter.com/GkAh5clnbz
— Bobby (@BobbyWilson1004) March 4, 2021
— NFL Throwback (@nflthrowback) March 3, 2021
Walker has a long history with Donald Trump, as he played in the USFL, which the former president owned, in the 1980s.
The former Georgia Bulldogs star went on to play in the NFL, where he was a two-time Pro Bowler.