Falwell Backs Trump on Charlottesville, Admits President Could Be More 'Politically Correct'
FOXNEWS - Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty College and early Donald Trump supporter, on Sunday defended his continuing support for Trump and his views on the deadly protests in Virginia, even as graduates reportedly have threatened to give back their diplomas.
“President Trump is something we haven't had in national leadership in a long time,” Falwell told ABC’s “This Week.” “He's substance over form. So many of our politicians, recent leaders, national leaders, have been form over substance.
“They tell people what they want to hear,” continued Falwell, whose evangelical Christian college is about an hour south of Charlottesville, Va., where the deadly protests unfolded Aug. 12. “They sugar-coat everything. … And I think the American people have gotten sort of thin-skinned and I think they need to listen to the substance of what he said.”
In the hours immediately after the rally, which was organized by white supremacists and ended with clashes with counter-protesters and the death of a 32-year-old woman, Trump blamed both sides for the deadly violence.