Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. May ‘Play a Role’ In Trump’s Administration

Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., gestures during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Liberty University, the world's largest Christian college and a mecca of conservative politics, students seem to be uniting after a divisive election that raised questions on campus about the college president's influence, open discourse, and practicality versus principles in choosing a candidate. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., gestures during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va., Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016. Liberty University, the world’s largest Christian college and a mecca of conservative politics, students seem to be uniting after a divisive election that raised questions on campus about the college president’s influence, open discourse, and practicality versus principles in choosing a candidate. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

One of Donald Trump’s earliest evangelical supporters is expected to be rewarded with a role in the next administration.

The News & Advance in in Lynchburg, Va., reported Nov. 17 that Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. visited Trump Tower in New York City last Thursday to meet with the president-elect, who is in the process of assembling a new cabinet.

Falwell declined to confirm or rule out whether he was being vetted as secretary of education but told the newspaper he will “definitely play a role” in the Trump administration.

“We’re still discussing exactly what that role will be,” Falwell said. “Nothing’s been decided.”

Falwell earlier told the Richmond Times Dispatch he had spoken with both the next president and Vice President-elect Mike Pence about his interest in serving the new administration.

“I let them know one of my passions is reforming higher education and education in general,” Falwell said in an interview reported by the newspaper Nov. 15. “I told them I’d be willing — I have a lot of responsibilities here — but I’d be willing to serve in some capacity that sort of brings education back to some form of sanity.”

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SOURCE: Baptist News Global
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