"You had people that were very fine people on both sides", Trump said.
Jerry Falwell, Jr., the president of the Lynchburg, Va. -based Evangelical school, has been one of the president's most ardent supporters since the campaign, so perhaps it's no surprise that not much has changed since. Jobs returning, N Korea backing down, bold truthful stmt about #charlottesville tragedy.
To many alumni, already uneasy because of Falwell's public statements and their reflection on the university, this was the last straw. By 10 a.m. Monday, it had 292 members.
Gaumer said the goal is to send a message that some alumni are unhappy.
Full disclosure: I'm a Liberty graduate and, for what it's worth, I plan on keeping my diploma because, regardless of who Falwell supports, I worked hard for my degree. He later said, "I'm not sure exactly what his words were". "Our voices carry weight for the school, for its donors, for its board, staff and students".
Chris Gaumer, 34, another 2006 graduate, called the decision to participate "a no-brainer".
Falwell on Monday also called for Americans to be united to fight any terrorism, "whether it comes from Timothy Mcveigh in Oklahoma City or from this group [of] insane people in Charlottesville, or the ones who were flying the planes into the World Trade Center, or ISIS attacking people in Barcelona". "We have every intention to continue to extend invitations to him to contribute his perspective on issues important to all of us", he said.
While appearing on ABC's "This Week", Falwell Jr. downplayed the outrageousness of Trump's blatant sympathy for white supremacists by saying the president "doesn't say what's politically correct".
"He made it clear there was no moral equivalency between the two", Falwell insisted.
"We had a president not too long ago who refused to call radical Islamic terrorism by its name, and I'm glad we finally have a leader who calls evil what it is", said Falwell. And I admire him for that'.
"Falwell not only failed to condemn these things which are patently against the religion he and LU claim, but continued to cheer on Trump and his administration", reads the closed group's description.
Trump noted Falwell's comments through a tweet, urging the "Fake News" to listen to what the university president had to say.
Alumni interviewed Sunday evening said they were not swayed. He responded that Trump "has inside information that I don't have", including "videos" of "historical purists" who just wanted to preserve the Robert E. Lee statue located in the park where the rally occurred.
The evangelical leader also said Trump "left the door open" to calling the killing of counter-protester Heather Heyer "domestic terrorism" - a term that the president was reluctant to use to describe the violence in Charlottesville.
Some development of this system is still possible before it reaches the coast of Belize or the Yucatan Peninsula early Tuesday. The hurricane center said there is a 40 percent chance a tropical depression could form in the next five days.
All week, the image of the gash on the 20-year-old's forehead has circulated on social media, newspapers and news channels. She claims the first lady's bodyguards stood by and watched as Mugabe attacked her.
Last night's new episode of Game of Thrones was something else, and it sets everything up for a massive season 7 finale. We see Tyrion looking grim on the deck of one ship, and Varys , Theon, and some Dothraki are in the background.
After a string of passes, Marcelo fired in a low driven cross which found Casemiro , who made no mistake and tapped home. While Real didn't really miss Ronaldo as such, his presence adds the killer edge to the team.
The incident occurred at Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh, and was caught on a smartphone camera and shared by Manu Pubby of The Print . Sehgal on Sunday said that the visuals have vindicated New Delhi's stand made by the Indian Army on Independence Day .
The conglomerate, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2014, is saddled with about $50 billion in debt. Berkshire has said it'll walk away from the deal if a judge doesn't approve the plan on Monday.
Her replacement, ex-human rights ombudsman Tarek Saab, this week outlined corruption accusations against Ortega and her husband. She said she would ask the country's CNE elections authority for information about candidates running in October.
Porcello (8-14) allowed all three NY hits, striking out four and walking three to win his fourth straight start. Brandon Workman, Addison Reed and Craig Kimbrel finished the rest of the game on the mound for the Red Sox.
Creamer was miffed at herself for poor course management on the 15th hole even though they were 2 up at the time. Heading into Sunday singles at Des Moines Golf and Country Club, the USA leads 10.5-5.5.
Once converted to U.S. currency, the 64GB variant would cost $941, the 128GB for $1,061, and $1,196 for the 256GB model. Evan Blass has also posted that the phone go on pre-order with 256GB memory card, wireless charger and 360 cam.
Chargers sit Philip Rivers, lose 13-7 to Saints in preseason
The New Orleans Saints broke a ten game preseason losing streak Sunday night, beating the Los Angeles Chargers 13-7 Sunday night. The 35-year-old has yet to miss a regular-season game since becoming the team's starting quarterback more than a decade ago.
Kylie Jenner breaks silence on Tyga split
Caitlyn grabbed a chicken from the yard and snuck it into Kylie's room in an attempt to cheer her up from her post-breakup blues. Jenner didn't specify any particular relationship or beau, so it seems likely she's referring to multiple past experiences.
Despite delay, AIADMK factions hint at merger
Panneerselvam will also be the AIADMK coordinator while Palaniswami will be the co-coordinator of the ruling party in Tamil Nadu . However, Panneerselvam cleared the air yesterday, saying a positive result was expected in a day or two.
Samir Nasri joins Turkish side Antalyaspor
Draped in an Antalyaspor scarf, he was guided through the dense crush of supporters into a vehicle by the local security forces. This summer the team also signed France global and former Roma and AC Milan playmaker Jeremy Menez from Bordeaux.
Why the US total solar eclipse is so special
Here in central Colorado, we are just outside the path of totality , meaning the sun won't be fully covered by the moon. And remember - after day turns into night we could be in for a nightmare when it comes to traffic following the eclipse.
Aaron Ramsey Starts - Arsenal Team vs Stoke City Confirmed
The upshot of all this is that this season is just going to be the same as it has been for the last few years for Gunners fans. On top of that, I think we were unlucky with some of the referee's decisions because we scored a regular goal [by Lacazette].
Teenagers who use e-cigarettes 'more likely to smoke tobacco'
A year later, 34-percent of the e-cigarette users had smoked tobacco compared to only 9 percent of those who had never vaped. Experts looked at survey responses from 2,836 pupils from 20 schools in England at age 13 and 14, and again a year later.
Solar Eclipse: Your questions answered
Governor Kate Brown has activated the National Guard in case it needs to assist any of the state's expected one million visitors. Lee Azpiroz, optometrist at PeaceHealth Medical Group, offers safety tips for Creswellian viewers during this spectacular event.
Girls Under Age 10 Found Dead In Md. Home By Family Member
The identities of the girls have not been released. "We have not determined who the person responsible is yet", Donelan concluded. Donelan said that this case is one of the most hard that their police officers have ever walked in on.