RICHMOND, Va. – Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr., says that President-elect-Donald Trump offered him the job, the education Secretary, but he turned it down for personal reasons.
Falwell, The Associated Press says that Trump offered him the job last week at a meeting in New York. He says Trump wanted a four – to six-year commitment, but he could not help it, freedom for more than two years.
Falwell says he could not afford to be in a Cabinet-level job for more than that, and not want to move his family, especially his 16-year-old daughter.
Trump on Wednesday announced he had selected, a 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.
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