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Donald Trump Makes Strange Appeal To Evangelicals To Help Him Get Mormon Votes

The GOP nominee seems to have confused the two religious groups.
Trump may want to try asking for help from Mormons — not evangelical Christians.
Trump may want to try asking for help from Mormons — not evangelical Christians.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made an unusual acknowledgement of his ongoing struggle to win over Utah voters on Thursday, asking a group of evangelical Christian pastors if they could help him garner votes in the region — even though the state is overwhelmingly Mormon.

Trump delivered the remarks while speaking at the American Renewal Project conference in Orlando, Florida, where roughly 700 evangelical ministers have assembled for a gathering widely panned as anti-LGBT in nature.

“You gotta get your people out to vote,” Trump said. “And especially in those states where we’re represented…We’re having a tremendous problem in Utah. Utah is a different place. Is anybody here from Utah?”

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