Falwell Jr.: Trump 'Does Not Have a Racist Bone in His Body'

Trump stands with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. in Lynchburg Va. Falwell and an early backer of Trump said the president had made a “bold truthful statement” about the demonstration. Falwell sai

Trump noted Falwell's comments through a tweet, urging the "Fake News" to listen to what the university president had to say.

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. says some of the university's graduates misunderstand his recent statements supporting President Trump. He endorsed Trump in January 2016, breaking from other Christian leaders who, at the time, were concerned about the billionaire candidate's brazen rhetoric, marital history, and past support of abortion.

Falwell Jr. was referring to Trump's remarks at a press conference Tuesday about the Charlottesville violence that left a 32-year-old woman dead.

Georgia Hamann, a 2006 alumna and an attorney in Phoenix, Ariz., helped pen the letter.

Falwell Jr. was charged with the unpleasant task of justifying Trump's tone-deaf response to the Charlottesville protests.

In a statement to Independent Journal Review, Falwell described the students' decision to return their diplomas as "nothing but a joke and a publicity stunt".

So, Falwell Jr.is, essentially, as sexist and racist as Trump himself, which is why almost 300 members have joined a "Return your diploma to LU" effort on Facebook.

"All of us could", Falwell Jr. said.

"He has inside information that I don't have", Falwell Jr. said. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who last week criticized the white nationalists' "evil, sinful, disgusting behavior", said unequivocally on Sunday that the faith community stood by Trump.

"It doesn't really get too much more important than this", he said of standing up against the hate groups. And I admire him for that'.

"Our public demonstration of revoking all ties, all support present and future, and urging the Board of Trustees to remove Falwell from the administration of L.U. will send a message to the school that could jeopardize future enrollment, finances and funding".

He said "many sides" were to blame and that there were "very fine people" on both sides. 'I don't know if there were historical purists there who were trying to preserve some statues.

After a woman was killed when a auto smashed into a crowd of anti-fascist protesters in Charlottesville, President Trump took two days to condemn the KKK and neo-Nazi protesters.

But Falwell insisted on Sunday that 'the president has made it very clear that there is no moral equivalency between what the counter-protesters did, even though maybe some of them resorted to violence in response. and somebody driving his vehicle into a crowd because he hates people of other races'. On her program Sunday, he explained that Trump made "bold and truthful statements" when he called evil and terrorism by name - something he says President Obama failed to do. But at least he's not politically correct.

Alumni interviewed Sunday evening said they were not swayed.

"I was to the point where I didn't even want to include my alma mater on my resume when I was applying for jobs, just because I think that can be so loaded", Tilley said.

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