Some influential Utah Republicans appear to think DonaldT Jr may want to convert

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Some influential Utah Republicans appear to think DonaldT Jr may want to convert

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"One religious group that the Trump campaign is keenly fixated on this year is Mormons. In 2016, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints rejected the Republican ticket in unprecedented numbers. To win them over in 2020, the campaign has made Donald Trump Jr. its envoy, sending him to campaign in Utah and other Mormon-heavy states. The president’s son has cultivated relationships with high-profile conservatives in the faith. Earlier this year, he invoked Mormon pioneers in a call with reporters to describe his father’s “innovative spirit.”

In fact, according to two senior Utah Republicans with knowledge of the situation, Don Jr. has been so savvy in courting Latter-day Saints—expressing interest in the Church’s history, reading from the Book of Mormon—that he’s left some influential Republicans in the state with the impression that he may want to convert. (A spokesman for Don Jr. did not respond to a request for comment.)"
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... rs/616522/

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It shows the utter stupidity and naïvété of Mormon politicians. Anytime someone even mentions the Book of Mormon, they imagine the Holy Ghost s already had at work converting them. It's hilariously dorky. If Trump Jr converted, it is because he knows lurking in the background is a whopping $100,000,000,000 to possibly get his hands on. I would dare say nothing else could possibly get on his greedy radar.
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I'd like to know who these influential Utah Republicans are.

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When I was in the MTC, rumor had it that Reagan and Bush wanted to convert and knew the church was true but didn't want to alienate the evangelicals. Vote for for my dad, says Don, Jr. to a hopeful group of Mormon politicians, and we will all convert ... later ... when the time is right .... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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What a crock!
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To those who have known and worked with Trump closely, the notion that he might have a secret spiritual side is laughable. “I always assumed he was an atheist,” Barbara Res, a former executive at the Trump Organization, told me. “He’s not a religious guy,” A. J. Delgado, who worked on his 2016 campaign, told me. “Whenever I see a picture of him standing in a group of pastors, all of their hands on him, I see a thought bubble [with] the words ‘What suckers,’” Mary Trump, the president’s niece, told me.
So Don Jr. has been working the Mormons, eh? Running a variation on an affinity scam to get their votes. They don't seem to realize that turning Mormon would be bad for the Trump business. Make the Russki oligarchs uncomfortable.
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There really are people who actually think Trump has a spiritual side??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Philo Sofee wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:50 pm
There really are people who actually think Trump has a spiritual side??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well, you saw how pious he looked holding the Bible outside St John’s Episcopal church a couple of months ago.

You were a faithful Mormon - surely you can still recognise the workings of the "spirit" when you see them.
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moksha wrote:
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So Don Jr. has been working the Mormons, eh? Running a variation on an affinity scam to get their votes. They don't seem to realize that turning Mormon would be bad for the Trump business. Make the Russki oligarchs uncomfortable.
Oh yeah, what if the Church made the offer of letting a Trump Hotel and Casino be built on the site of the ZCMI Mall? That would make for a tempting offer, and having the Trump brand associated with the Church could make big inroads into bringing the Proud Boys into good working relations with DezNat.
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