Jerry Falwell, Jr.: Media Pushing 'False Narrative' of 'Philosophical War' to Divide America

By Craig Bannister | August 22, 2017 | 11:14am EDT
Jerry Falwell, Jr.

The Left and media are pushing a "false narrative" trying to smear President Donald Trump, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. declared in an interview on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday.

Falwell, son of the late evangelist, commended Trump for last week's speech regarding the violence in Charlottesville, Va., noting that the president condemned Nazis and KKK activists by name - but, did not mention the name of violent left-wing groups, like Antifa, at the event.

He explained how the media are misleading Americans in order to divide them against each other ideologically:

“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. And, we all need to be united to fight any form of terrorism.”

He also praised Trump for his deep concern for, and successful efforts to help, minorities and the poorest Americans:

"President Donald Trump does not have a racist bone in his body. I know him well. He loves all people.”

“He has work so hard to help minorities in the inner cities, to bring jobs back to them. He says that school choice is a civil rights issue of our time. African-American employment has skyrocketed since he became president.

“He’s doing all the right things to help the people that are in need, the minorities.”

Falwell said he felt it’s unfair to accuse Trump of racism simply because of his occasionally abrasive manner of expression:

“I just think it’s unfair for — you know, he has an abrasive way of saying things, sometimes."

Falwell also refuted claims Trump is anti-Semitic:

“One of the first things he did was rebuild the relationship with Israel, with Benjamin Netanyahu.”

“It is completely unfair, and it is a false narrative from the left and from the media.”

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