The Chronicle of Higher Education

At Liberty U., Trump Aligns with ‘Outsider’ Evangelicals

May 15, 2017

Returning to Liberty University for the first time since his election, President Trump gave a commencement address here Saturday that entwined ideas of religious freedom with the anti-establishment fervor that propelled him into office.  For President Trump and Jerry L. Falwell Jr., Liberty’s president and an early supporter of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign, the event solidified a political partnership and a burgeoning friendship that has been built on a mutual distaste for political correctness and convention. That common ethos has at times positioned both men in opposition to much of higher education, where careful language and cultural sensitivity are deeply embedded and highly valued.

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