Jerry Falwell Jr.: Conservatives and Christians need to stop electing ‘nice guys’
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Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. is blasting Republican leaders as "a bunch of wimps," and suggesting that conservatives and Christians should stop electing "nice guys."

"They might make great Christian leaders but the US needs street fighters like @realDonaldTrump at every level of government b/c the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps & many Repub leaders are a bunch of wimps!" Falwell wrote on Twitter late Friday.

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The Liberty University president's comments largely echo some of President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Camerota clashes with Trump's immigration head over president's tweet LA Times editorial board labels Trump 'Bigot-in-Chief' Trump complains of 'fake polls' after surveys show him trailing multiple Democratic candidates MORE's complaints about Congress. Trump frequently derides Democrats for attempting to obstruct his agenda, and has been critical of Republicans for failing to alter congressional rules to skirt those tactics.

Falwell has been a vocal supporter of Trump dating back to the 2016 presidential campaign. He invited Trump to speak at the college's 2017 commencement ceremony.

Falwell also reportedly reviewed and rejected stories and opinion pieces written about the president in the school's student newspaper, particularly when they focused on Trump's vulgar comments on the "Access Hollywood" tape.

The Liberty University president has supported most of Trump's rhetoric and policies throughout his presidency. Falwell echoed the president's disdain for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Alabama senator says Trump opposed to Sessions Senate bid Judiciary issues blitz of subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions, Trump associates MORE last month, blasting the top law enforcement official over Twitter as a "phony."

Falwell and many other evangelical leaders have continued to back the president despite criticism over his rhetoric toward immigrants and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him from more than a dozen women.