Liberty University student: Falwell censored anti-Trump column
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An editor for Liberty University's student-run newspaper says that the school's president Jerry Falwell Jr. censored a column of his that was critical of Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWhite House counsel called Trump 'King Kong' behind his back: report Trump stays out of Arizona's ugly and costly GOP fight Trump claims he instructed White House counsel to cooperate with Mueller MORE.

"Yesterday I was told [Falwell] was not allowing me to express my personal opinion in an article I wrote for my weekly column in the Liberty Champion about Trump and his 'locker room talk,'" Joel Schmieg, the sports editor of the Liberty Champion, wrote in a Facebook post.

 He told The Hill that he did not hear “directly from the school” about the matter and noted, “It is technically within their right to pull the article." 

But [Falwell] "did tweet about the subject and called it a matter of space. Which is a blatant lie. My column runs every week in the same spot. By cutting my column, I was then forced to fill space," he told The Hill.

 

"The two letters were redundant and space was limited so an editorial decision was made to go with the other letter written by a medical student," Falwell said. 

 

"The letter that the medical student wrote was also preferred because it was not a staff member, but rather an independent reader."

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Schmieg noted in his Facebook post that Falwell recently praised Liberty University for promoting "the free expression of ideas unlike many major universities where political correctness prevents conservative students from speaking out." 

"I find these words from Jerry amusing and extremely hypocritical," he wrote. 

Schmieg proceeded to publish his column on Facebook, in which he attacked the notion of "locker room talk," stating that male athletes never premeditate sexual assault in locker rooms. 

Falwell defended the Republican nominee after Trump's comments on a hot mic from 2005 emerged showing him discussing his failed efforts at trying to sleep with a married woman and grabbing women by their genitals. 
 
The Liberty University president, who has caught flak from students for his continued support of Trump, also said he would vote for Trump despite several new accusations of sexual assault and harassment against the GOP nominee.
 
"I think there’s a different Donald Trump now,” Falwell told CNN recently. “Unlike Hillary, I believe all people are redeemable and I believe his life has changed, he’s a different person now, and that’s why I’m still supporting him.” 
 
Updated 10:47 p.m.