That applies, albeit indirectly, to former Heisman Trophy winner and mediocre NFL running back Herschel Walker, who on the first night of the Repugnant National Convention claimed (beginning at 1:36 of this video)
It hurt my soul to hear the terrible names that people called Donald. The worst one is "racist." I take it as a personal insult that people would think I've had a 37-year friendship with a racist. People who think that don't know what they're talking about.
Yes, Mr. Walker, you would. And you are. https://t.co/veOeuHQPPE— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) August 25, 2020
I've had friendships with atheists and white evangelicals; with black evangelicals and white bigots; with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents; with Green Party voters and libertarians. Most of us have, and it proves nothing.
And so Herschel Walker has indeed had a "37-year friendship" with a racist. An early clue was Donald joining his father in the latter's practice of refusing to rent to blacks in the 1960s. Later clues were in abundance with a series of racially charged remarks Donald has made over theyears. A more recent clue is
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2020
I am a white person (a shock, I know.) We know what Donald Trump was talking about. (Unfortunately, most whites who will be, or consider, voting for Trump unfortunately agree with him about this.)
This is not John McCain's Republican Party anymore. (It probably never was.) It is now Donald Trump's Republican Party, owned by the President lock, stock, and barrel (in Second Amendment terms). He's a racist, Herschel. Own it. It's yours.