The Associated Press reports:
Walker has made outsize claims about his business record. In repeated media interviews, Walker claimed his company employed hundreds of people, included a chicken processing division in Arkansas and grossed $70 million to $80 million annually in sales. However, when the company applied for a federal Paycheck Protection Program loan last year, it reported just eight employees. (It received about $182,000 in COVID-19 aid.)
In a recent court case, Walker gave far more modest revenue figures, indicating that the company averaged about $1.5 million a year in profit from 2008 to 2017. Meanwhile, Walker’s business associates testified in the same case that he doesn’t own chicken processing plants, as he claims. Instead, they described him as a licensing partner who lends his name to the enterprise — not unlike the kind of deals his friend Donald Trump has used to expand his brand for decades.
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Much of the piece delves into Walker’s history of violence against women and his 2008 book describing his diagnosis with multiple personality disorder. It’s quite a story.
Trump has publicly backed Walker to challenge Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock, but Hershel has not yet announced a run. Walker was a speaker at the 2020 Republican National Convention.
NEW: An @AP review of records from @HerschelWalker‘s business and divorce, many not previously reported, detail accusations that he repeatedly threatened to kill his ex-wife, exaggerated his success and alarmed associates. W/@BillBarrowAP, @JZBleiberg https://t.co/IxSQwjnK1R
— Brian Slodysko (@BrianSlodysko) July 23, 2021
Herschel Walker on Pres. Trump: “He leaves nothing on the field. Some people don’t like his style, the way he knocks down obstacles that get in the way of his goals. People on opposing teams didn’t like it when I ran right over them either. But that’s how you get the job done.”
— Monica Alba (@albamonica) August 25, 2020
Trump-Backed Hershel Walker Edges Out Raphael Warnock in Georgia Senate 2022 Poll https://t.co/hWgewF8vuI
— Dr. Lynn J Anderson (@andersonDrLJA) March 13, 2021