“To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni,” Lee said at the Latter-day Saints for Trump event. Around 436,000 LDS members live in Arizona.
“He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the fake news, but he seeks the wellbeing and the peace of the American people,” Lee said of Trump.
As Atlantic staff writer McKay Coppins pointed out on Twitter, Lee modified a quote from the Book of Mormon to include the phrase “fake news.”