After several weeks of controversy following the RNC that have caused Donald Trump’s poll numbers to drop significantly, Trump and his allies continue last-ditch efforts to try to revive his campaign.
In the past week, Trump’s campaign has undergone a major shakeup, a somewhat of an apology, and a recent speech aimed at African-Americans in an effort to gain their support, but was more offensive than sympathetic.
In the latest awkward attempt to bolster Trumps numbers, Christian leader Jerry Falwell Jr. wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post comparing Trump to renowned British prime minister Winston Churchill.
“We need a leader with qualities that resemble those of Winston Churchill, and I believe that leader is Donald Trump,” Falwell Jr. wrote. “As Churchill did, Trump possesses the resolve to put his country first and to never give up in a world that is increasingly hostile to our values.”
Falwell, president of Liberty University and avid supporter of Trump, said if more people carried guns, “we could end those Muslims,” after the terror attack in San Bernardino, California.
Not only did Falwell say Trump is the “Churchillian leader we need,” but he also described President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the “Neville Chamberlains of our time.” Chamberlain, the prime minister before Churchill, gave a portion of Czechoslovakia to Hitler in an effort to pacify him.
Falwell also pressed conservatives and Christians to vote for Trump because he feared what Clinton will do with the Supreme Court.
“If Clinton appoints the next few Supreme Court justices, not only will the Second Amendment right to bear arms be effectively lost, but also activist judges will rewrite our Constitution in ways that would make it unrecognizable to our founders,” he wrote.