Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of the ultra evangelical Liberty University and an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, was viciously mocked on Twitter today after suggesting Attorney General Jeff Sessions is actually an “establishment” Republican.
Falwell’s comments — which have little basis in fact, as Sessions’ history of far-right domestic policy peddling put him much closer to Trump than moderate conservatives — came as a response to the president attacking his attorney general on Twitter for his “disgraceful!” actions.
I couldn’t agree more. @USAGSessions must be part of the Bush/Romney/McCain Republican Establishment. He probably supported @realDonaldTrump early in campaign to hide who he really is. Or he could just be a coward. https://t.co/9D1ppRTSyp
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) February 28, 2018
you better believe I’m here for the “Jeff Sessions is a Deep State cuck” phase of this https://t.co/IpeY4IPoeT
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) February 28, 2018
Simple, straightforward, Bible-based Christianity. https://t.co/mBLHxbkAHp
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) February 28, 2018
The competition is stiff, but this might be Falwell’s worst tweet. Unhinged, really. https://t.co/afQuy4rjl9
— David French (@DavidAFrench) February 28, 2018
The stupidity of the first three sentences is striking. The name-calling—“coward”—in the last sentence is even more distasteful. Does Liberty U. not have a board of trustees? https://t.co/0Yf6E6vuu2
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 28, 2018