On Thursday, Reuters published emails written by Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and a prominent supporter of President Donald Trump. The emails show him attacking students and staff at the evangelical university he runs.
“The selection of emails provides a glimpse of the management style Falwell employs to run the nonprofit Christian university, which reports $2.8 billion in assets. Several of the emails take a derogatory tone toward Liberty parents, students, and other university officials,” the publication reported.
In one email, Falwell said campus police chief Richard Hinkley was “a half-wit and easy to manipulate.” Falwell added that Hinkley shouldn’t be allowed to speak publicly.
In another from 2010, Falwell described a Liberty student as being “emotionally imbalanced and physically retarded.” In an email from 2008, he insulted other Liberty students as “social misfits.”
The leaked emails come as Falwell finds himself under increasing scrutiny.
Current and former Liberty University officials have recently expressed their growing frustration with Falwell, describing his leadership as a “dictatorship” and casting suspicions on his financial dealings.
“We’re not a school, we’re a real estate hedge fund,” said a senior university official with knowledge of Liberty’s finances. “We’re not educating, we’re buying real estate every year and taking students’ money to do it.”
New York couple point guns at Black Lives Matter protesters marching past their house
A New York couple pointed guns at protesters marching past their house during a Black Lives Matter rally, and activists want them to be charged.
Protesters were nearing the end of their parade route when a white man came out of his home shouting obscenities in an apparent attempt to incite the group, and then yelled to his wife to get his gun, reported WNYT-TV.
Hudson Mayor Kamal Johnson, who took part in the march, said the woman came back outside and started waving the gun around.
Australian columnist aghast at America’s ‘rotten’ COVID-19 response: ‘We are witnessing the fall of a great power’
A columnist for an Australian newspaper has been watching the United States' response to the novel coronavirus with a mix of shock and horror -- and he now believes "we are witnessing the fall of a great power."
Crispin Hull, an editor and columnist for The Canberra Times, argues in his latest column that President Donald Trump's disastrous handling of the pandemic is symbolic of deep rot within the American political system.
While coronavirus cases spike in the South, the Northeast seems to have it under control – here’s what changed
“Hospital Capacity Crosses Tipping Point in U.S. Coronavirus Hot Spots” – Wall Street Journal
This is a headline I hoped to not see again after the number of coronavirus infections had finally started to decline in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest. However, the pandemic has now shifted to the South and the West – with Arizona, Florida, California and Texas as hot spots.
At the same time, cases, hospitalizations and the percentage of positive tests in Northeastern states have declined. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently declared, “We now have the lowest transmission rate in the United States of America.” In fact, there are now more daily hospitalizations in Arizona than in New York, Pennsylvania and the entire Northeast combined.