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

Fox News' "Fox & Friends"

By    |   Monday, 21 August 2017 11:14 AM

President Donald Trump was "very clear" who the culprits were in Charlottesville, as he called them out by name, and he "does not have a racist bone in his body," Jerry Falwell Jr. said Monday.

"I know him well," Falwell, the president of Liberty University and son of evangelist Jerry Falwell, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. 

"He loves all people. He has helped so well to help minorities in inner cities. To bring jobs back to them. African-American [jobs] have skyrocketed since he has become president."

Trump is also "doing all the right things for the people that are in need, the minorities," Falwell continued.

Further, said Falwell, Trump called out the "Nazis, the white supremacists, the KKK members by name. He didn't call out the ones who committed violence on the other side by name. He never mentioned them."

Trump also made it clear that there was "no moral equivalence" between the protesters and counter protesters in Charlottesville, said Falwell, and he thinks "he should be commended for that."

"We had a president not too long ago who refused to call radical Islamic terrorism by its name, and I'm glad we finally have a leader who calls evil what it is," said Falwell. "You know, the media has tried to portray this as a philosophical war between the right and the left, between blacks and whites. Between Jews and gentiles, but it's nothing but pure evil versus good."

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

Falwell on Monday also called for Americans to be united to fight any terrorism, "whether it comes from Timothy Mcveigh in Oklahoma City or from this group [of] crazy people in Charlottesville, or the ones who were flying the planes into the World Trade Center, or ISIS attacking people in Barcelona. It's all pure evil, and we all need to be united against it."

Show co-host Brian Kilmeade, meanwhile, said accusations that Trump supports anti-Semitic behavior "defies logic," and Falwell agreed.

"One of the first things that he did was rebuild a relationship with Israel, with Benjamin Netanyahu," said Falwell. "I've been in contact with friends in the community in Charlottesville, and I can understand their fear. They had these terrorists marching outside on the sidewalk, right outside their synagogue, and it's all understandable."

But, Falwell said, Trump is "not the source of any of that anti-Semitism, and it's just completely unfair and it's a false narrative from the left and from the media."

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President Donald Trump was "very clear" who the culprits were in Charlottesville, as he called them out by name, and he "does not have a racist bone in his body," Jerry Falwell Jr. said Monday.
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