Donald Trump Jr. visited Utah on Wednesday, September 21 to help campaign for his father. Although he was there to talk about his father’s policies, and discuss issues that Utahans may have about the economy, education, etc., there were other issues on the minds of many Utah voters-regarding himself and not Trump Senior.
On Monday, Trump Jr tweeted this:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
While Utah voters have already expressed their discomfort with the candidates, and with Trump’s stand on immigration and refugees, this tweet struck a cord, especially with Mormons.
Many Utahan’s have made statements regarding their acceptance of refugees into the state. With a large portion of Mormon’s in Utah, people of this faith know what it feels like to be forced out of their homes, discriminated and persecuted. Therefore, they will not support tweets such as these.
Trump Jr. defended his tweet, saying that it was blown out of proportion. He wanted to make clear that his father is a realist and concerned about the safety of this country, when it comes to immigration and allowing refugees to enter.
After defending himself, in an interview with Deseret News and KSL radio, Trump Jr. discussed that his father wants to please the people, and not only the elite. He promotes what many people find appealing about his father, the fact that he is not a politician and he is looking out for the average American.
While many surrogates have visited Utah in the past few weeks, it is unlikely that Trump himself will visit the Beehive state before the election.