Trump Praises Jerry Falwell Jr. As Liberty University Alumni Return Diplomas In Demand For His Removal

Hair Furor ranted about “fake news” for the millionth time this morning and praised Jerry Falwell’s appearance yesterday on Fox & Friends.

Meanwhile this is happening on Falwell’s home turf:

Liberty University graduates are calling on fellow alumni to take a stand against by returning their diplomas. They are also writing letters to Falwell’s office and to the Board of Trustees, calling for his removal. More than 260 people have joined a Facebook group titled “Return your diploma to LU.”

By publicly “revoking all ties, all support present and future,” the graduates hope to send a message to the school that “could jeopardize future enrollment, finances and funding,” according to the Facebook group. They are urging graduates to return their diplomas to Falwell’s office by Sept. 5.

In addition, several alumni have written letter to university officials calling on Falwell to disavow Trump’s statements, NPR reported. In it, the graduates said Falwell’s characterization of Trump’s remarks were “incompatible with Liberty University’s stated values, and incompatible with a Christian witness.”