Donald Trump speaks to packed crowd in Council Bluffs
JAN 31–The early Sunday afternoon rally was the second in two days in which Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell, Jr. shared the stage and gave personal testimony, as well as a personal endorsement for Mr. Trump.
It is the first of two events to be held in Iowa today, just one day before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses take place.
At the meeting, a group named “Partners for Patriots” was given a check for $100,000 from the Trump rally for veterans the previous Thursday evening, where a total of $6 million was raised.
Falwell noted the remarkable fact that while most campaigns are taking in money as fast as it can, the Trump campaign is giving out money at rallies to veteran help organizations. This donation of $100,000 is for training service dogs to help veterans.
Falwell gave a number of examples of Trump’s charitable spirit in which no one had known about before.
“It’s such an honor for me,” Trump said of Falwell’s endorsement. He added that he was most honored by Falwell telling him that: “I most resemble his father.”
“I thought that was the greatest compliment!” Trump added.
Falwell noted that his Father, Jerry Falwell, Sr., took a lot of heat in the 1980 election by supporting Ronald Reagan, a Hollywood actor who had been divorced, over Jimmy Carter, a Sunday school teacher. In the same way, Falwell believes that Trump is the most electable and is best to turn around the economy, like he has been successful at doing at his Liberty University. Liberty has turned into one of the most successful Christian Universities in America after struggling with near bankruptcy in the past.
Sunday, January 31, 2016 1 p.m. CDT
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Gerald W. Kim Middle School