Jerry Falwell Mocked for Calling Sessions ‘Establishment’: He’s Now a ‘Deep State Cuck’?

 

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of the ultra evangelical Liberty University and an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, was viciously mocked on Twitter today after suggesting Attorney General Jeff Sessions is actually an “establishment” Republican.

Falwell’s comments — which have little basis in fact, as Sessions’ history of far-right domestic policy peddling put him much closer to Trump than moderate conservatives — came as a response to the president attacking his attorney general on Twitter for his “disgraceful!” actions.

“Why is A.G. Jeff Sessions asking the Inspector General to investigate potentially massive FISA abuse. Will take forever, has no prosecutorial power and already late with reports on Comey etc. Isn’t the I.G. an Obama guy? Why not use Justice Department lawyers? DISGRACEFUL!” Tweeted Trump.

Falwell issued his agreement with Trump’s slam on Sessions, tweeting, “I couldn’t agree more. @USAGSessions must be part of the Bush/Romney/McCain Republican Establishment. He probably supported @realDonaldTrump early in campaign to hide who he really is. Or he could just be a coward.”

Twitter reacted with a barrage of mockery and insults, as many pointed out how ridiculous the “establishment” claim and others brought up Falwell’s history of support for the same Republicans he attacked:

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