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Jerry Falwell Jr.: Right to Have Supported Trump's Campaign

President Donald Trump and Jerry Falwell at a commencement at Liberty University in 2017 in Lynchburg, Virginia.
President Donald Trump and Jerry Falwell on stage during a commencement at Liberty University May 13, 2017 in Lynchburg, Virginia. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 28 January 2020 01:45 PM EST

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday he was right to endorse President Donald Trump's first campaign, and that even many of those who were against Trump in 2016 are on board with him now because he's done all he said he would do. 

"They thought I was a little bit crazy because he was not the typical candidate that you'd expect evangelical Christians to support," Falwell told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "I have a board member who has been on board since the 90's and he lost both of his legs in Vietnam, he travels now to military bases and churches, but he's out there every week and he says all of the naysayers from 2016 are 100% on board now with President Trump because he has been the most faith-friendly president in our history."

Trump, he said, has "appointed the right justices" and restored jobs, but he supported him "because he's a populist and a businessman, and most evangelicals are populists as well. It wasn't a hard sell."

Trump last week became the first president to participate in the national March for Life, and Falwell said he's also done "so much for families" and for the state of Israel. 

"That's a big issue with evangelical Christians but he has rebuilt that relationship and treats them like first-class citizens again," said Falwell. "He's done all of the things that people of faith were promised by past Republican presidents but never actually were done."

Falwell has expanded on his thoughts in an opinion piece for Fox News on Sunday. 

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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday he was right to endorse President Donald Trump's first campaign, and that even many of those who were against Trump in 2016 are on board with him now because he's done all he said he would do. 
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