World News – US – Mike Lee compares Donald Trump to Book of Mormon Captain Moroni


Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) compared President Donald Trump to a Book of Mormon figure at a rally in Arizona on Wednesday, eliciting strong reactions from some believers

Lee told a crowd that the president was like Captain Moroni, a hero of the scripture of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), sometimes referred to as Mormons Lee is a member of the church

« To my Mormon friends, Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni, » Lee said at the Latter-day Saints for Trump event Approximately 436,000 LDS members live in Arizona

« He doesn’t seek power, but pull it down. He doesn’t seek the praises of the world or fake news, but he seeks the welfare and peace of the American people, » Lee said of about by Trump

As Atlantic editor McKay Coppins pointed out on Twitter, Lee edited a quote from the Book of Mormon to include the phrase « fake news »

Captain Moroni is a heroic figure in the scriptures of Latter-day Saints who is remembered in part for fighting for the freedoms of the Nephite people. He is not to be confused with the angel Moroni

Senator Mike Lee campaigns in Arizona, selling Trump hard to church groups, from Evangelicals to Mormons Comparison of Trump to Captain Moroni from Book of Mormon Saying @potus does not seek praise from the world imageTwittercom / BV4v8O5bYs

Lee has faced a backlash on social media, with some self-identified members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints accusing him of blasphemy Many have compared Trump’s morality unfavorably to that of the captain Moroni

« Can’t believe Mike Lee is now comparing Trump to a righteous Book of Mormon leader What a shame, » tweeted former Republican Evan McMullin, 2016 independent presidential candidate and LDS church member

« Mike knows Trump is a threat to the republic, but chooses to allow it anyway because it serves his personal ambitions in Washington The Utahns deserve better »

The Latter-day Saints for Biden Harris group released a statement accusing Latter-day Saints for Trump of exploiting their faith and shed light on believers who endorsed Biden

« The good news is that many Latter-day Saints, including Jeff Flake, Tom Udall, Evan McMullin, and the 1,600 Latter-day Saints who publicly endorsed Joe Biden, know it’s time to change « , they declared

« May our great country deserve a leader who takes care of us, who will fight for our families, who will honor the sacred trust of the presidency, who will do his best every day to be honest, wise and good »

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