Fal­well says Trump of­fered him ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary job

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

RICH­MOND, VIRGINA: Lib­erty Univer­sity Pres­i­dent Jerry Fal­well Jr. says Pres­i­dent elect-Don­ald Trump of­fered him the job of ed­u­ca­tion sec­re­tary, but that he turned it down for per­sonal rea­sons.

Fal­well tells The As­so­ci­ated Press that Trump of­fered him the job last week dur­ing a meet­ing in New York. He says Trump wanted a four- to six-year com­mit­ment, but that he couldn’t leave Lib­erty for more than two years.

Fal­well says he couldn’t af­ford to work at a Cab­i­net-level job for longer than that and didn’t want to move his fam­ily, es­pe­cially his 16-year-old daugh­ter. Trump an­nounced Wed­nes­day he had se­lected char­ter school ad­vo­cate Betsy DeVos for the job. Fal­well says he thinks DeVos is an “ex­cel­lent choice.”

Trump spoke at the Chris­tian univer­sity in Lynch­burg, Vir­ginia, in Jan­uary and Fal­well later en­dorsed him. —AP

LYNCH­BURG, Virgina: In this Wed­nes­day, Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Lib­erty Univer­sity pres­i­dent Jerry Fal­well Jr., poses dur­ing an in­ter­view in his of­fices at the school. —AP

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