Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker was widely mocked after he claimed that his resumé beats former Democratic President Barack Obama's "any time of the day."
Walker's remarks were completely out of left field because he is a former pro football player who is running for office despite having no political experience whatsoever and Obama is a graduate of Harvard Law School, previously served as the U.S. Senator from Illinois from 2005 to 2008, and as a state Senator from 1997 to 2004.
Oh, and Obama is the ex-President of the United States—as well as a celebrated author and speaker.
Walker made the remark on Fox News shortly after Obama's appearance at a campaign event during which he asked Georgia voters to consider whether Walker is actually "the best person to represent you in the U.S. Senate."
Obama told his supporters that Walker, who has made headlines for nonsensical remarks, is ill-equipped "to weigh in on the critical decisions about our economy and our foreign policy and our future."
You can hear what Walker said in the video below.
When asked by Fox News personality Brian Kilmeade for a response to Obama's comments, Walker criticized Obama as well as his Democratic opponent, the incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock:
"I've never met him before and if I'm a celebrity I would have met him because all he did was hang out with celebrities."
"He forgot to tell people I created one of the largest minority-owned food service companies in the United States of America, so I do sign the front of a check, which he's probably never done, except when he was in the White House, and Senator Warnock has never done anything."
“I created businesses, I sit on a public traded board. So those are things I’ve done outside of football."
"Put my resume against his resume – I put it up any time of the day and I think I’ve done well."
"One of the things I say to the people is he's not in Georgia voting. Senator Warnock has a record now. [When] he ran two years ago, he didn't have a record."
"Right now, you see where this country's at after [the] two years he's been in office. Can we take six more years of that? We can't."
Walker went on to say that "it's time to get new leadership" and "put someone in Washington who represents the Georgia people, not [Democratic President] Joe Biden."
He then fired off a slew of Republican talking points, saying that he would commit to get "the taxes down," "the border secured," "men out of women's sports," and "this economy back together."
But it was the notion that his resumé could hold a candle to Obama's that prompted many to criticize Walker and his inflated ego.
Kilmeade also asked Walker to elaborate on how he is handling the fallout from a string of recent controversies, particularly one that raised questions about his position on reproductive rights.
Recent reports revealed Walker fathered several children out of wedlock, paid for a girlfriend's abortion, and pressured her to get a second one despite coming out against reproductive rights and endorsing a proposal to ban all abortion procedures nationwide—even for cases of rape, incest and when the mother's life is in jeopardy.
Shortly afterward, The New York Timesinterviewed the same woman, as well as her friend, corroborating the original reporting by The Daily Beast. The woman additionally told The New York Times that she ended her relationship with Walker when he advised her to have a second abortion in 2011.
Family court records in New York confirm that Walker and the woman had a son, who was born in 2012. Earlier this month, Walker acknowledged that his accuser was the mother of his son, and as to whether she had an abortion, Walker claimed that he didn't "know anything about that."
Walker was firm that he keeps "going forward" and reiterated that he believes he is the target of a smear campaign, saying his critics are "going to try to throw everything at me" and have thus far "spent almost $100 million so far against me," though he did not provide any evidence to back up that claim.