Heisman Trophy Winner Herschel Walker: Donald Trump is ‘My Frontrunner’ for President

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Heisman Trophy-winner Herschel Walker says that Donald Trump just might get his vote in the upcoming primary elections, even as he admits that his choice may upset some.

Walker, 53, the former University of Georgia running who started his pro career with the defunct New Jersey Generals when Trump owned the USFL team, says that the billionaire presidential candidate is the “frontrunner” in his mind.

“There’s not a doubt in my mind right now he is my frontrunner,” Walker told USA Today. “I’m not going to say anything negative about him because it’s not true.”

The former player says that he supports the building of a wall on the southern border and feels that the real estate mogul is a man of his word.

When he owned the USFL team, Walker says that “[Trump] wanted to win and he was prepared to go out and do whatever it took to win.” Walker continued saying, “He was a guy that always did what he said he was going to do.”

Like Trump, Walker remains a man of varied interests. In addition to his successful football career, he authored a popular fitness book, danced in the ballet, fought as a fortysomething in mixed-martial arts, and appeared on Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump.

Walker also said that he had gotten to know Trump well during his time with the New Jersey Generals and he felt that Trump would be good for the country.

“When are we going to get back to what’s best for this country?” the former Dallas Cowboy said. “I think that’s what’s Donald is pushing to do.”

Walker also said he felt Hillary was too much of a politician and that the country needs someone with business sense in the White House.

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