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For a ringing campaign endorsement, sometimes nothing beats a burger.
In a short video clip from Reuters, Christian evangelist Jerry Falwell, Jr. appeared with Donald Trump to applaud the Republican candidate for feeding him Wendy’s instead of “Champagne and caviar” while traveling on Trump’s private plane.
Falwell is the son of televangelist Jerry Falwell, and the president of Liberty University, a private Christian college.
The video, shot during the Iowa caucuses, features the unlicensed use of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep,” followed by Falwell telling a crowd to whoops and cheers, “Last night when I rode with him on the plane, I expected — you know, I’m a country boy from Virginia — [there’s] gonna be Champagne and caviar. He broke out Wendy’s cheeseburgers and fries.” Trump, seated next to Falwell, proudly grins.
Falwell is Virginia’s highest-paid private college president, with an annual salary of approximately $900,000, according to data from the Chronicle of Education. Liberty’s net assets are estimated to be worth more than $1 billion.
Later that day, Trump lost the Iowa caucuses to Ted Cruz, placing second among the Republican presidential candidates with 24 percent of the votes to Cruz’s 28 percent. Marco Rubio placed third, with 23 percent.