Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, asked Donald Trump to speak at the school on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day yesterday “so that Mr. Trump would have the opportunity to recognize and honor Dr. King on MLK day.”
This didn’t seem to register with Trump, who didn’t spend any time discussing the late civil rights leader, outside of saying he would “dedicate” the large crowd to King.
But Falwell Jr. spent plenty of time lavishing praise on Trump, claiming that the business mogul has demonstrated his Christian “fruit” by creating jobs and getting involved in philanthropic work, gushing that “Donald Trump lives a life of loving and helping others, as Jesus taught in the Great Commandment.”
He also compared the GOP presidential frontrunner to Jesus Christ, King and his father, the late televangelist Jerry Falwell, explaining that none of them were “politically incorrect.”
Among the elder Falwell’s “politically incorrect” statements include his support for South Africa’s apartheid government and racial segregation in the U.S., specifically denouncing King in his sermons.