One might think this was an Onion story. However, it was tweeted by Jerry Falwell Jr.
Thumbs up, baby!
Honored to introduce @realDonaldTrump at religious leader summit in NYC today! He did incredible job! @beckifalwell pic.twitter.com/e2eBSbQwb0
— J L Falwell (@JerryJrFalwell) June 21, 2016
One can’t change history. Trump was featured in the magazine in 1990 (he also rewarded a winning Apprentice team with a trip to the Playboy mansion in 2006). But would you invite 500 of your closest evangelical friends and leave it on display?
Apparently, Trump revels in it. On the campaign trail, he signed a fan’s copy of the 1990 issue.
Folks, you’re being played.
Falwell blocked one of his own Liberty University students for criticizing his pose with Trump.
Nothing like being blocked by the President of your university for pointing out his Trump hypocrisy. pic.twitter.com/fdv9U8kuIu
— Jessica Skaggs (@j_skaggs12) June 21, 2016
Apparently, others are being blocked as well.
Senator Ben Sasse and Falwell got into it over biblical interpretation.
That's not the text, Pastor.
Jesus came to comfort the poor & humble; not bow before those claiming worldly strength https://t.co/uIA1LWBxxD
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 22, 2016
Generally Falwell has been defiant in his response to his thumbs up with Trump.