MESA, AZ — Many members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are deeply uncomfortable with President Donald Trump's penchant for foul language, his tendency to pick on his enemies and his isolationist foreign policy.
That could make a difference in Arizona, a potentially pivotal state in the 2020 election and home to a sizable population of church members.
Looking to shore up support, the Trump campaign this past week sent Vice President Mike Pence to launch the Latter-day Saints for Trump Coalition.
Members of the faith as a group are overwhelmingly conservative and many remain loyal to Trump.
But defections could matter in a close election.