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Falwell Jr.: President's Policies More Important Than Personality

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Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. (Steve Helber/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 January 2019 11:57 AM

Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. told The Washington Post he cannot imagine President Donald Trump "doing anything that's not good for the country."

In an interview published Tuesday, Falwell said the reason he supported Trump was "Our country was so deep in debt and so mismanaged by career politicians that we needed someone who was not a career politician, but someone who'd been successful in business to run the country like a business."

When it was pointed out the deficit and debt have both increased during Trump's first two years in office, Falwell placed the blame on Congress, which forced on him the spending bill so the president could "get the military spending up to where it needed to be."

Falwell, who is president of Liberty University, stressed Trump "had no choice because Obama had decimated the military, and it had to be rebuilt."

Asked about faults in Trump's personality, Falwell said, "I don't think you can choose a president based on their personal behavior, because even if you choose the one that you think is the most decent — let's say you decide Mitt Romney. Nobody could be a more decent human being, better family man. But there might be things that he's done that we just don't know about. So, you don't choose a president based on how good they are; you choose a president based on what their policies are."

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President Donald Trump would not do "anything that's not good for the country," evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. told The Washington Post.
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