Liberty President Again Criticized for Trump Ties

June 24, 2016

Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, is again facing criticism for his ties to Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

This time the controversy is over a photograph Falwell tweeted of himself and his wife with Trump in the candidate's office:

As The Atlanta Journal Constitution noted, many Christians have been asking why the president of a Christian university would pose with his wife in front of a wall of images that includes a cover of Playboy. The issue, from 1990, features a photo of Trump with Miss October 1987.

Falwell tweeted back to his critics: "Honored for same hypocrites who accused Jesus of being a friend of publicans and sinners to be targeting me over a decades-old mag cover! TY."

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