A CNN host on Wednesday confronted evangelical chief Jerry Falwell Jr., questioning the place he would draw the road on his unwavering help for President TrumpDonald John TrumpKushner has called Bolton for advice over past year: report Jeb Bush hits Trump: I go home to children ‘who actually love me’ Sanders to visit Mississippi for anniversary of MLK assassination MORE.
“It does not offer you any pause when you concentrate on these girls having the identical tales and saying this stuff concerning the president, about his habits?” CNN host Erin Burnett requested Falwell Jr., elevating questions on adult-film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy mannequin Karen McDougal, each of whom declare they’d affairs with Trump.
Falwell Jr. in response cited the 2005 “Entry Hollywood” video that surfaced throughout the 2016 election wherein Trump was heard making lewd feedback about girls. Falwell Jr. mentioned he was one of many few on the time who believed Trump was a “completely different particular person than he was in 2005.”
“And I actually do consider that. I feel he is had a change of coronary heart. I feel he is modified within the constructive means,” Falwell Jr. mentioned. “I do not suppose there’s any likelihood of something like this occurring within the White Home, like Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonA year of fear: Immigration policy under Trump CNN’s Chris Cuomo confronts Santorum over evangelical ‘hypocrisy’ on Trump Mellman: Evangelicals meet partisanship MORE was accused of.”
Burnett responded: “Would that be a line for you, if it did, if phrase of it got here out that it did? Is that what would change it for you?”
“I feel it is completely different when you’re within the White Home as a result of it places you ready the place you possibly can be blackmailed on coverage or different issues,” Falwell Jr. responded. “Whether or not or not it’s a line for me or not, I nonetheless return to the problems. Identical to with Invoice Clinton, a lot of his supporters caught with him it doesn’t matter what he was accused of.”
Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty College, is an outspoken supporter of Trump.
Trump and Daniels are in a authorized battle over a nondisclosure settlement the adult-film star signed that she claims was meant to stop her from talking concerning the affair she says she had with Trump greater than a decade in the past.
On Sunday night time, “60 Minutes” aired its highly-anticipated interview with Daniels the place she revealed particulars concerning the alleged affair.
The White Home has denied her claims and mentioned Trump didn’t know concerning the settlement that was signed along with his private legal professional on the time.
McDougal, a former Playboy mannequin, earlier this month sued the company that owns the Nationwide Enquirer so she may break her silence about an alleged affair she claims she had with Trump. She signed a contract with the corporate in 2016 giving them unique rights to her story.
McDougal informed The New Yorker final month that the contract with the Nationwide Enquirer took her “rights away.”