Obama mocks Herschel Walker for claiming that he let the former president win at basketball before admitting that the 2 men have never met: 'This would be funny if he were not running for US Senate'

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama campaigns for Georgia Democratic Senate candidate U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) at a rally December 1, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Barack Obama called out GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker for lying about meeting him.
  • Walker claimed on multiple occasions to have let Obama win at basketball games.
  • "Now, listen, this would be funny if he weren't running for Senate," Obama said Thursday.

Former President Barack Obama called out GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker while campaigning for his opponent, Sen. Raphael Warnock, in Georgia on Thursday.

"Since the last time I was here, apparently, he also claimed that he used to let me beat him at basketball," Obama said to an audience in Atlanta, according to a clip of his speech. "But then he admitted that we have never actually met. So I guess this was more of an imaginary whooping that I laid on him."

The audience met him with laughter.

On at least three occasions between 2017 and 2020, Walker claimed to have played basketball with Obama, adding that he let him win, HuffPost reported. But on a Fox News radio show, the GOP candidate said he never actually met the former president.

"Now, listen, this would be funny if he weren't running for Senate," Obama continued on Thursday.

"When again, and again you serve up bald-faced lies, that says something about the kind of person you are and the kind of leader you would be if elected to the United States Senate," Obama added, according to the Associated Press.

The US Senate runoff in Georgia between GOP candidate Walker and the Democratic incumbent Warnock is set for Tuesday, December 6.

Walker's team did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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Romeo Edmund

God bless President Barack Obama, The best, greatest and strongest ever, my hero and role model. 🙌👏❤👍💙😀


That's scary that a person can lie like that. Yes I have told some to save my butt, but to lie because I opened my eyes today is just scary.


Herschel has lied straight face since he began this run for the Senate to his constituents. Then he milks them for $$ just like the orange madman. 🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣🤣😂🤣


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