President Donald J. Trump will be the Commencement speaker at Liberty University on May 13th, CBN.com reports.
The President is excited to address the world’s largest Christian university, saying, “I look forward to speaking to this amazing group of students on such a momentous occasion.”
“Our children truly are the future and I look forward to celebrating the success of this graduating class as well as sharing lessons as they embark on their next chapter full of hope, faith, optimism, and a passion for life,” he continued.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, was among Trump’s notable evangelical backers in the primary. Falwell said that Trump is the “champion of the average American citizen, including many who felt forgotten and neglected by the establishment.”
“The fact that the mainstream media and the Establishment (on the left and the right) remain in attack mode with their often baseless and dishonest claims against Trump is a sign that President Trump is doing a wonderful job.” Falwell is hitting on a key point, which is, there seems to be a big disconnect between what the mainstream media is reporting and what evangelicals think of the job Trump is doing. The headlines always report turmoil or “hair on fire” scenarios. But the evangelicals who supported Trump don’t see it that way. Even if they think he could tone down the tweets, they think he’s delivering on promises and is the kind of president they thought he was going to be…so far at least.”
President Trump has visited Liberty twice before, for Convocation in 2012 and 2016. The last sitting President to speak at Liberty University’s Commencement was George H.W. Bush in 1990.