Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump released a new 60-second radio ad Friday that features Jerry Falwell Jr., the evangelical leader of Liberty University.
The ad features Falwell’s introduction of Trump from the candidate’s event last week at Liberty University.
“I see a lot of parallels between my father and Donald Trump,” Falwell says in the radio spot.
Like Mr. Trump, Dad would speak his mind. He would make statements that were politically incorrect. He speaks the truth publicly, even if it is uncomfortable for people to hear it. Dad explained that when he walked into the voting booth, he wasn’t electing a Sunday school teacher, or a pastor, or even a President who shared his theological beliefs. He was electing a President of the United States to lead a nation.
Matthew 7:16 tells us, ‘By their fruits ye shall know them.’ Donald Trump’s life has borne fruit, fruit that has provided jobs to multitudes of people,” Falwell says in the ad. “I have seen first-hand that his staff loves him and is loyal to him because of his servant leadership. In my opinion, Donald Trump lives a life of loving and helping others as Jesus taught in the Great Commandment.
In a statement, Trump says:
It was a great honor to be introduced by the legendary Jerry Falwell Jr. He has built a tremendous institution and is a really terrific person with a beautiful family. We have always had a wonderful relationship and I am proud to share his kind words with the people of Iowa and South Carolina.