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Jerry Falwell Jr. slams homeless in bonkers interview praising Trump: ‘A poor person never gave anyone a job’

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Jerry Falwell Jr. (left) and Donald Trump (right). Image via Falwell's Twitter.

Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. on Tuesday gave an interview to the Washington Post about the relationship between evangelical Christians and President Donald Trump — and it’s loaded with logical howlers, factual inaccuracies, and just plain gibberish.

Below are some of the craziest quotes from Fallwell Jr.’s interview.

1.) Among other things, Falwell claims that he doesn’t care about Trump’s rampant immorality because he was elected to help trim the national debt — even though the deficit has actually exploded under Trump’s watch.

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“What earns him my support is his business acumen,” Falwell tells the Post. “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. That’s the reason I supported him.”

Reporter Joe Heim then pointed out that the deficit had gone up in each of Trump’s first two years — and Falwell simply brushed it off by saying that “he had no choice because Obama had decimated the military, and it had to be rebuilt.”

2.) Falwell says that there is literally nothing Trump can do that will make him drop his support.

When asked by Heim if there are any red lines — such as, say, shooting someone in the head out in public — that would make him drop Trump, Falwell simply said, “No.”

When Heim pressed Falwell to elaborate, the Libery University president said, “I can’t imagine him doing anything that’s not good for the country.”

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3.) Falwell explains that rich people are the people doing the most to enact God’s will on Earth because they create jobs..

“Why have Americans been able to do more to help people in need around the world than any other country in history?” he asked rhetorically. “It’s because of free enterprise, freedom, ingenuity, entrepreneurism and wealth. A poor person never gave anyone a job.”

4.) Falwell says that evangelicals who don’t support Trump are the real immoral ones.

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“It may be immoral for them not to support him, because he’s got African American employment to record highs, Hispanic employment to record highs,” Falwell said. “They need to look at what the president did for the poor.”

During his first two years, Trump championed legislation that would have stripped health insurance from tens of millions of Americans, and has also signed off on work requirements for Medicaid that have blocked otherwise eligible people from getting access to health care. The president’s administration is also rolling back environmental protections to allow coal plants to pump more mercury into the air.

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