Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Thursday insisted that the "Founders fought in the Revolutionary War" so that President Donald Trump would have the right to act unpresidential.
"We have been duped into viewing politicians as royalty when our Founders intended them to be only temp public servants," Falwell wrote on Twitter. "Complaints @realDonaldTrump is not 'presidential'” are because he acts like one of us-exactly why our Founders fought in Rev War to win independence from royalty."
We have been duped into viewing politicians as royalty when our Founders intended them to be only temp public serva… https://t.co/iUpDeQkozm— Jerry Falwell (@Jerry Falwell)1534433871.0
Falwell's tweet was immediately met with criticism. Read some of the responses below.
@JerryFalwellJr @realDonaldTrump That's just it, Jerry. Trump isn't just "one of us," he represents the worst of us… https://t.co/MSKE4Q2uVP— JaysonDBradley (@JaysonDBradley)1534435027.0
@JerryFalwellJr @realDonaldTrump Please don’t excuse bad behavior.— Bill Grooms (@Bill Grooms)1534434323.0
@JerryFalwellJr @realDonaldTrump Jerry's stoned already this morning I see. 🍸— Ralf Tebako (@Ralf Tebako)1534434860.0
@JerryFalwellJr @realDonaldTrump Acting with civility and character isn't limited to royalty. The unpresidential be… https://t.co/DRvPRX4CCy— Cameron Cloud (@Cameron Cloud)1534434194.0
@JerryFalwellJr @realDonaldTrump As a leader of an academic institution in VIRGINIA you should know better.— Rob Jackson (@Rob Jackson)1534434082.0
@JerryFalwellJr @realDonaldTrump I don't make fun of the disabled. I don't claim I can grab women by the pussy. I d… https://t.co/KmLW41Ckzs— Corey Hill (@Corey Hill)1534434165.0
@JerryFalwellJr @realDonaldTrump "he acts like one of us" Does this mean we should be on the look out for tapes of… https://t.co/FYA6qrc4S9— Zack Hunt (@Zack Hunt)1534435536.0