Twitter Calls Former NFL Star Herschel Walker An 'Uncle Tom' Following Trump Endorsement

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Former NFL star Herschel Walker, who once played for a team owned by President Trump, is being dragged on Twitter and labeled as an "uncle Tom" after he publicly endorsed Trump for president.

"It hurt my soul to hear the terrible names that people call Donald," said Walker. "I take that as a personal insult, that people would think I've had a 37-year friendship with a racist. Growing up in the Deep South, I've seen racism up close. I know what it is. And it isn't Donald Trump," he continued.

"Just because someone loves and respects the flag, our National Anthem and our country, it doesn't mean they don't care about social justice," he said. "He shows how much he cares about social justice in the black community through his actions. And his actions speak louder than stickers and slogans on a jersey."

Check out some of the tweets below.