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Trump's first pick for cabinet post was Jerry Falwell Jr.

File image: Jerry Falwell, Jr. (left) endorses Donald Trump (center) in January 2016
File image: Jerry Falwell, Jr. (left) endorses Donald Trump (center) in January 2016(WHSV)
Published: Nov. 26, 2016 at 11:16 PM EST
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Liberty University's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., says President-elect Donald Trump offered him the job of Secretary of Education, but he turned it down for personal reasons.

Falwell told The Associated Press on Saturday that Trump offered him the job last week. He says Trump wanted a four- to six-year commitment, but Falwell says he couldn't leave Liberty for more than two years.

Falwell says Trump's pick, Betsy DeVos, is an excellent choice.

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