"Falwell's unabated support of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and his actions as president have filled us with shame and anger as alums", they said. 'I don't know if there were historical purists there who were trying to preserve some statues.
Jerry Falwell Jr. came to President Donald Trump's defense during an appearance Sunday on ABC's "This Week", insisting the president doesn't have a "racist bone in his body".
Falwell admitted that Trump could be more "polished" in his public comments, but the reason Falwell is such a fan of the president's is because he does not care about political correctness.
And in a Sunday interview with ABC, Falwell reiterated that support, saying he agreed with Trump's statement that there were "very fine people on both sides" in Charlottesville.
Raddatz asked Falwell Jr. why Trump would whitewash what happened in Charlottesville when the entire nation recognized that a white nationalist was responsible for the death of Heather Heyer.More news: 12 killed, many injured in Uttakal Express train accident in UP
Falwell said that Gaumer "completely misunderstands my support", and that he was only referring to the parts of Trump's comments that condemned racists as "bold" and "truthful".
Host Martha Radditz repeatedly pressed Falwell on whether he believed there were "fine people" at the white supremacist rally. That makes him "and it seems to me, the university he represents, complicit", said Gaumer, who resides in Lynchburg. "He had information I didn't have".
Falwell also pushed back against the notion that Trump has inspired neo-Nazis' hateful anti-Jewish rhetoric.
"The bold and truthful statements I was talking about was the willingness to identify the groups, the Nazis, the KKK, the white supremacists by name", Falwell answered, pointing to Trump's Monday statement and not his Tuesday presser. And I admire him for that'.More news: Mattis: Any missile threatening Guam would be shot down
'He did. He said that is something for the officials to determine, ' Falwell replied. Call it what you want.
Falwell did later label white supremacists, Nazis, and other hate groups as "pure evil and un-American". They had these terrorists marching marching outside, on the sidewalk right outside their synagogue, and it's all understandable, ' he said.
"One of the first things that he did was rebuild a relationship with Israel, with Benjamin Netanyahu", said Falwell.
Falwell Jr. also said, "I think the president has made it very clear that there is no moral equivalency between what the counterprotesters did ...and somebody driving his vehicle into a crowd because he hates people of other races". But he never said it was not terrorism'.
Hamann snapped back at that assessment, saying such praise for someone being politically incorrect without concern over the possible repercussions is "just so troubling".More news: US Rep Gwen Moore calls to remove President Donald Trump from office