What Trump Really Says About Religious Conservatives

Oct 2, 2020

In speeches and interviews, President Donald Trump plays a champion of conservative religious values. But according to McKay Coppins' recent Atlantic article, behind closed doors, Trump’s “comments about religion are marked by cynicism and contempt.” 

Coppins, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has experienced Trump’s two-faced treatment of deeply religious people firsthand, and he writes that the president mocks Mormons as well Jews, and even the evangelical Christians that make up an important core of his base. Coppins joins us Friday at 11 a.m. to talk about what the president says privately about religious conservatives. We’ll also ask how LDS voters in Utah are thinking about Trump in the lead-up to the November election.

You can read McKay Coppins'  The Atlantic article titled, "Trump Secretly Mocks His Christian Supporters," here.

GUESTS

  • McKay Coppins, staff writer for The Atlantic. Author of The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party’s Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House. | @mckaycoppins
  • Dr. David Magleby, professor emeritus of political science at Brigham Young University and formerly the dean of BYU’s College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.