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Head of Christian university defends Trump’s ‘racist’ Africa, Haiti comment

Sun 14 Jan 2018
By Tola Mbakwe

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.

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.

Several Twitter users believe he was alluding to Mr Trump’s comments.

 

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