The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has released a new campaign ad which features praise of Trump from Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr.
According to Charisma News, the campaign ad featuring Falwell’s words will target voters in Iowa and South Carolina.
Last week, Trump addressed the Liberty University study body during their convocation service. During the event, Falwell gave what has been described as “glowing” praise of Trump.
"I see a lot of parallels between my father and Donald Trump,” stated Falwell. “Like Mr. Trump, Dad would speak his mind. He would make statements that were politically incorrect. He speaks the truth publicly, even if it is uncomfortable for people to hear it. Dad explained that when he walked into the voting booth, he wasn't electing a Sunday school teacher, or a pastor, or even a President who shared his theological beliefs. He was electing a President of the United States to lead a nation."
These words will be used in the Trump campaign ad.
Although Falwell has been criticized by some for inviting Trump to speak at the Christian school and for offering such praise of Trump, Trump voiced his appreciation for Falwell and his remarks.
"It was a great honor to be introduced by the legendary Jerry Falwell Jr. He has built a tremendous institution and is a really terrific person with a beautiful family. We have always had a wonderful relationship and I am proud to share his kind words with the people of Iowa and South Carolina."
Publication date: January 25, 2016