Liberty’s Jerry Falwell explains why he won’t apologize for mask tweet

Falwell’s recent tweet sparked controversy

Jerry Falwell Jr. 'designs' his own face mask using Northam's yearbook photo

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. tweeted Sunday evening, explaining why he will not apologize for a recent tweet many have called racist.

“It’s because that same Gov just ended tuition assistance grants for the 27% of @LibertyU online students who are African-American!” was Falwell’s reasoning for not apologizing.

Sunday’s tweet comes after his controversial tweets on Wednesday in opposition to Gov. Ralph Northam’s mask requirement.

In that tweet, he shared a picture of a mask he would wear, which features the picture from Northam’s medical college yearbook allegedly showing him in blackface.

After that, a Liberty University online instructor resigned, citing Falwell’s tweet.