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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lou Dobbs has claimed on his Fox Business show that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is the victim of a “globalist” conspiracy by the “Mormon mafia,” and he has derided former GOP nominee Mitt Romney for refusing to support Trump, saying maybe it’s because he is a Mormon and “getting visions.”

Dobbs tweeted last night that Evan McMullin — an independent candidate for president who is Mormon and polling strongly in Utah, which has a large Mormon population — is “nothing but a Globalist, Romney and Mormon Mafia Tool.” Dobbs’ bigoted reference to a “Mormon Mafia” was widely derided.

Dobbs hasn’t expressed such bigotry only on Twitter. He highlighted the “Mormon mafia” as one of the many foes Trump is “contending against” in his presidential run during the October 9 edition of his Fox Business show:

During the August 11 edition of his Fox Business show, he claimed that “the Mormon church appears to be involved” in Trump’s weakness in Utah polls. He explained: “There is a globalist view, a perspective on the part of the Mormon church. Mitt Romney has addressed it, others. Again, now we’ve got an independent candidate who is himself a Mormon. These are not coincidences. These appear to be an organized and energetic effort to disrupt Donald Trump’s candidacy.”

During the segment, Fox contributor Eboni Williams claimed that in a speech, Trump had been “really not so thinly veiling a callout to kind of the Mormon mafia,” which Williams said included Romney and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). Watch:

On his May 26 broadcast, Dobbs referenced Romney’s refusal to support Trump and said, “What is wrong with this man? I mean, is he getting — he’s Mormon, right? … I mean, is he getting visions or something that nobody else can dial up?”

In 2006, Dobbs criticized “the Mormon church” for purportedly seeking to encourage “as many of Mexico’s citizens as they possibly could attract to the state of Utah, irrespective of the cost to taxpayers,” drawing a denial from the church. Dobbs left CNN in 2009 following months of controversy over his promotion of the racist conspiracy that President Obama was not born in the United States, but he was hired by Fox Business soon after.

Dina Radtke contributed research to this piece.

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters. 

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11 responses to “Bigoted Lou Dobbs Claimed Trump Is Victim Of ‘Globalist Mormon Mafia’”

  1. marriea says:

    Do not he get that everybody is not a Trump fan.
    That everyone who has previously voted GOP is not beholden to vote for Donald Trump.
    Even though I would like all DEMS to vote for Clinton, I get that there are some in which Clinton is not everyone’s cup of tea.
    OK, that’s fine.
    But what many of Trump supporters don’t get is that Trump does not own the votes of the GOP. Many will vote for him. But many will not.
    That, in the end, is their choice.

  2. CrankyToo says:

    I’m not a Mormon, but I live in Utah and have come to respect and admire these people in the main, notwithstanding the fact that I don’t agree with their politics. Wherever I encounter these folks, I find them to be polite and agreeable – if a little standoffish. And I’m struck by the fact that their kids are invariably well-dressed and courteous. It’s awfully hard not to like them.

    All that said, I’m giving serious thought to casting my vote for McMullin if the guy looks like he has a legitimate shot at taking Utah away from Agent Orange when I go to the polls next week.

    PS – Lou Dobbs is an a$$hole of the first order.

    • I Am Helpy says:

      I … actually kinda agree? Mormons are boring as heck, but for the most part they genuinely follow their beliefs as best they can – that puts them well above almost every evangelist Christian I’ve ever met.

      I also think McMullin is an idiot, and wrong about virtually everything – but he still represents a conservative movement that is at least one million times more principled & honest than Trump. I honestly hope he wins Utah and turns that around into founding a conservative party that replaces the GOP; anything is better than this current sickness.

      • CrankyToo says:

        You ain’t woofin’… these LDS folks are boring in the extreme! But as conservatives go, they’re the only decent ones around these days.

    • plc97477 says:

      They may be boring but some of them actually vote. Just one more voting block that will have second thoughts about voting for the orange shitgibbon.

  3. Vocalic Scissors says:

    The full text of Lou Dobbs ranting should be sent to Congressman Jason Chafetz of Utah. As chairman, he should setup a congressional committee that will persecute Lou Dobbs for years to come.

  4. Jon says:

    Fox network is an appropriate media home for Lou Dobbs. Hiring racists and bigots has been a cornerstone of Fox since its inception.

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  5. I Am Helpy says:

    2016: the year when the whitest & most conservative people on Earth weren’t good enough for True Republicans.

  6. ken says:

    Hillary lied under oath, destructed the people’s evidence, and compromised national security. Your post is garbage and I hope posts like yours are read for the immature repugnant bigotry that you are promoting, The rule of law takes precedent and this media drived society needs to learn to get facts – this blog is lacking and it is sad to see.

  7. ken says:

    The head of the DNC lied to American people., Hillary called blacks things that I would never write ( as seen in the emails provided by Wiki leaks) – it shows not only has the DNC been a bunch of liars and corrupt extortionists, but as can be seen by the head of the DNC, she showed that there are no principals to live by… just access to tax dollars and the ability to steal tax dollars for special interest agendas.

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