Falwell: We've thought of everything for President Trump's visit
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- It's history in the making for Liberty University.
President Jerry Falwell, Jr. said President Donald Trump will only be the second president to speak at a commencement ceremony and he's landing in Lynchburg Saturday morning.
In 1990, George H.W. Bush spoke at commencement at Liberty University, but Falwell said the event is putting Lynchburg and Liberty on a bigger map.
Falwell said he thinks 99.9% of the Liberty University graduates are excited to hear the president speak at graduation.
He expects the president's speech to focus on the graduates and the advances the campus has made.
"I think he'll inspire students to do great things and help him with his agenda to make America great again," said Falwell.
Falwell said he's impressed with the president's first 120 days in office.
"He's rebuilt the relationship with Israel and the United States, he's appointed a Supreme Court Justice that is conservative, he's appointed many people of faith to his cabinet, he's bombed the people in the Middle East who were persecuting Christians, I think evangelicals have found their dream president and those are some of the reasons why," said Falwell.
He said you can't beat the economic windfall this weekend will bring to town.
Hotels are all booked up, so the university opened up some dorms to accommodate folks.
Nearly 50,000 people are expected to attend.
"We opened up 400 rooms last week and they filled up within an hour," Falwell said.
And in case you were wondering, Falwell said the university has thought of everything.
55 shuttle buses will help transfer people from parking lots, there are refreshments inside the stadium, and 50,000 ponchos in case of rain.
The ceremony will happen at Williams Stadium regardless of the weather.
Falwell said President Trump will receive an honorary doctorate from Liberty University at commencement.