Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in the state of Georgia Hershel Walker said earlier this week that he is “mad” at former President Donald Trump for lying about asking him to run for office and taking credit for his success in the Georgia GOP primary.
The former UGA football star told Revolt TV host Michael Santiago Render, better known as Killer Mike, that it was God, not Donald Trump, who inspired him to run for senate against Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock:
“One thing that people don’t know is 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 Herschel is going to run.”
“President Trump never came out and [said], ‘Herschel, will you run for that Senate seat? So, I’m mad at him because he never asked but he’s taking credit that he asked.”
Walker continued, further explaining that his decision to run was inspired by his Christian faith:
“I prayed about it. And to be honest with you, I was praying that God would bring somebody else because I’m happy. My life is doing well. But I love the Lord Jesus.”
Walker, who actually lived in Texas until he decided to run for congress, also admitted that he spent much of his time praying that God would find somebody else to run instead of himself.
According to CNBC, after Walker won the GOP nomination, Donald Trump called in to his watch party to offer praise and congratulations, telling him, “You were the greatest football player, and you’ll be an even greater politician.”