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Head of Christian university defends Trump’s ‘racist’ Africa, Haiti comment
The head of a large Christian university in the US has defended what critics have deemed “racist” comments about Haiti and Africa from US President Donald Trump.
Jerry Falwell Jr President of Liberty University in Virginia showed his support for Mr Trump in a tweet.
Complaining about the temperament of the @POTUS or saying his behavior is not presidential is no longer relevant. @realDonaldTrump has single-handedly changed the definition of what behavior is "presidential" from phony, failed & rehearsed to authentic, successful & down to earth— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) January 10, 2018
Falwell’s backing came after several claims Mr Trump used vulgar language to reject an immigration bill, asking why the US would take in more people from Haiti and *expletive* “countries” in Africa.
It’s also alleged that he said the US should bring more people in from places like Norway.
Despite several people who were present in the meeting confirming the statement and claiming it was “racist”, the US president has denied that he used those words, but admitted on Twitter that what he said was “tough”.
On the other hand, Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church, has seemed to express his disappointment in Mr Trump’s alleged comments.
The megachurch pastor tweeted a Bible verse, without mentioning the controversy.
"He flatters himself and does not hate or even recognize his guilt. The words from his mouth are nothing but trouble and deception. He has stopped doing what is wise and good. He invents trouble while lying on his bed. " Psalm 36:2-4 (GWT)— Rick Warren (@RickWarren) January 13, 2018
Several Twitter users believe he was alluding to Mr Trump’s comments.
How about speaking out instead of subtweeting. The "Christian" church has taken a hit because now many of us see it for what it is - Nationalism. Speak out, Pastor. Take a stand for what it means to be Christ-like.— Jessi_M (@Mess_OfMe) January 13, 2018
As much as I cringe sometimes from what comes from @realDonaldTrump mouth, I wish was more humble. God put him there and has used him to place judges who protect unborn. Also he has put focus on evil regimes around world that hasn't been done for years.— Mark Petty (@Mrpetty43Mark) January 13, 2018
if this is about our Pres, with one tweet you have destroyed my respect for you. We are to respect those in authority and as hard as it was for me I tried to do so with O'bama. You shouldn't imply this kind of thing. It's wrong and you are in error.— Karen Marie (@Karenmariethsa) January 13, 2018
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