Falwell: Trump gave 'best commencement speech Liberty has ever had'

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, praised President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey: Trump's 'Spygate' claims are made up Trump taps vocal anti-illegal immigration advocate for State Dept's top refugee job Seattle Seahawks player: Trump is 'an idiot' for saying protesting NFL players 'shouldn’t be in the country' MORE on Sunday, saying his commencement address was the “best commencement speech Liberty has ever had.” 

“Every seat was filled,” Falwell told Fox News, noting that 50,000 people showed up to see the president speak. 

“He knocked it out of the park. He really, it was such an inspirational speech. It was geared towards the graduates. He was speaking directly to them. He was inspiring them. He was giving them words of wisdom, exactly what we hoped he would do.”

Trump on Saturday gave a commencement speech to the graduating class of the Christian university.

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Falwell, who endorsed Trump during his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, said he's heard positive feedback for the speech.

“The feedback I’ve gotten from the Liberty community is that it was the best commencement speech Liberty has ever had and we’ve had a lot of good, just phenomenal commencement speakers over the last 44 years,” Falwell said.

“And I think it will go down in history as one of the greatest commencement speeches ever.” 

Trump during the address spoke of faith and its impact on America throughout the nation’s history.

“When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth, they prayed. When the founders wrote the Declaration of Independence, they invoked our creator four times. Because in America, we don’t worship government, we worship God,” Trump told the students.

"It is why our currency proudly declares, 'In God We Trust,'" the president said. "And it is why we proudly proclaim that we are one nation, under God, every time we say the Pledge of Allegiance."

Falwell praised Trump for various actions he said has helped the Christian community, including nominating a pro-life justice to the Supreme Court and for appointing “people of faith” to Cabinet positions. 

“I really believe he has done more for the Christian community in that that short, in four months time, than any other president in our lifetimes,” Falwell said.