Anti-Trump column pulled from Liberty U student newspaper
LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has pulled a student's column focusing on vulgar comments made by Donald Trump from the school's newspaper.
Joel Schmieg tells news outlets he was surprised when he learned his article, which also discussed the notion of "locker room talk," wasn't getting published in the Oct. 18 edition of the weekly student newspaper.
Falwell says the evangelical school's newspaper was already publishing a medical student's pro-Hillary Clinton letter to the editor on the opinion page, making Schmieg's column "redundant."
Falwell has continued to support Trump in the wake of vulgar comments the candidate made about women in a 2005 video. Trump has dismissed the comments, calling it "locker room talk," but Schmieg argued that is no excuse.