Independent conservative presidential candidate Evan McMullin shrugged off the “Mormon mafia” smear lobbed at him Wednesday night by Fox Business host Lou Dobbs.
Speaking on CNN Thursday morning, McMullin said it was a “silly thing” and precisely the sort of insult he had come to expect from Trump’s supporters and the Trump campaign itself
Dobbs, an ardent Trump supporter, tweeted out that McMullin was “nothing but a Globalist, Romney and Mormon Mafia Tool.” (Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has refused to back Trump and, like McMullin, is a Mormon.)
McMullin noted that his campaign staff and supporters included people of all faiths.
“This is something that happens with Trump supporters and with the Trump campaign,” McMullin said. “They attack people based on their religion or race or who they are, their gender. This is what we stand against, and so I guess in a way it’s sort of fitting that they would attack us for this.”
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) October 23, 2016
McMullin has emerged as unexpectedly competitive in his home state of Utah, where Trump’s popularity is low among conservative Mormons. According to an RCP average of recent polls, McMullin is second in the Beehive State just under 6 points behind Trump.
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