‘Mormon Land’: As Trump prepares to visit Utah, how do Latter-day Saints view him? Hint: It’s different than past GOP presidents

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One at the White House, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Washington. Trump is traveling to New York for a fundraising event.

President Donald Trump’s scheduled meeting Monday with top Mormon church officials carries a markedly different backstory than similar courtesy calls paid by previous commanders in chief.

After all, the LDS Church’s newspaper called on Trump to bow out of the White House race during the 2016 campaign after the infamous “Access Hollywood” recording emerged.

So what should readers make of the Utah-based faith’s relationship with this administration and the support — or lack of it — Trump finds among Mormonism’s overwhelmingly Republican membership?

Two political scientists, Morgan Lyon Cotti from the University of Utah and Kelly Patterson from Brigham Young University, discuss those points and more as politics and piety meet up in the latest edition of “Mormon Land.”

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