Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the Republican frontrunner, told the student newspaper at Brigham Young University on Monday that he doesn’t understand why Latter-day Saints aren’t supporting his father in droves.
“You know there’s a lot more in common with Trump, and all the people I know in the state,” Trump Jr. told The Daily Universe. “I know a lot of people of the faith and, you know, I get it. And they get me. And they’re like, ‘If only people could see that side of him more often.'”
Trump Jr. said the LDS perception of his father was the “greatest misconception probably amongst the LDS community.”
There has been a large push to win over Mormon voters because they constitute one of the largest Republican voting blocs in Utah. The Utah Republican caucuses are tonight.
Trump Jr. said his father was a “family man.”
“If they saw that side of Donald Trump, they’d say, ‘Wait a minute, that’s a lot like my family; this is a lot like the way we conduct ourselves,’” he told The Daily Universe.