The Saga of Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Bizarre Relationship With a Miami Beach Pool Boy, Explained - 2019-06-20

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F344.png The Saga of Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Bizarre Relationship With a Miami Beach Pool Boy, Explained June 20, 2019, Ryan Bort, Rolling Stone

Evangelical Christians love President Trump. They voted for him in 2016 by a staggering margin — 80% to 16% — and a Pew Research poll released in March found that 69% of white evangelicals approve of the job Trump is doing as president. The fact that Trump is a lewd, twice-divorced former casino magnate who has bragged about grabbing women by their genitals does not seem to bother the nation's most devout Christians. Jerry Falwell Jr. is a big reason why.

The son of prominent televangelist Jerry Falwell Sr. (naturally), Falwell's January 2016 endorsement of Trump shocked religious leaders while essentially giving evangelicals wrestling with Trump's not-so-Christian behavior permission to vote for him. Falwell's support for the president hasn't wavered since. He even defended him after Trump said there were "very fine people on both sides" of the 2017 protests in Charlottesville, arguing on ABC that the president had "inside information" that could have informed the equivocation. More recently, Falwell tweeted that because the Russia investigation turned out to be a "corrupt failed coup," Trump should receive "reparations" in the form of two years being tacked onto his first term.

In other words, Falwell is deeper in the bag for Trump than just about anybody.

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