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Editor’s Note: The following is an opinion piece from LDS.net. To read the full article, click here.
The Donald Trump Phenomenon
When Donald Trump began running for president in the summer of 2015, most pundits dismissed his candidacy because of his public profile as a reality TV entertainer.
His campaign generated attention through a series of controversial statements that alienated many voters but won him a devoted following. Still, few considered him a viable candidate.
But now that voting has begun, Trump has started to win actual delegates for the nomination. His statements that did not make front page news now deserve special consideration.
Trump’s campaign has made two statements in relation to Latter-day Saints.
“Investigate Mormon Churches and Shut them Down”
In November of 2015, Trump’s national spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, appeared on Fox News to discuss Trump’s statement about shutting down Muslim Mosques.
To defend this policy Pierson said, “It’s no different than a Mormon Church. You’ve had the DOJ investigate Mormon Churches and shut them down.”
If her statement has you wondering what you missed, you aren’t alone.
To read the full article on LDS.net, click here.