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Liberty Grads to Return Diplomas to Protest University Head’s Support for Trump

HeadlineAug 22, 2017
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As many as 50 graduates of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, are planning to return their diplomas in protest, after the university’s president defended President Trump’s refusal to quickly condemn the deadly white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one anti-racist activist dead and dozens wounded. In response to Trump’s comments that there was violence “on both sides,” university president Jerry Falwell Jr. tweeted, “Finally a leader in WH. Jobs returning, N Korea backing down, bold truthful stmt about #charlottesville tragedy. So proud of @realdonaldtrump.”

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