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Evangelicals and Mormons Are Political Allies, But Theological Rivals

Conservative Christians and Mormons vote the same way on many social issues, but religious differences still spur harsh criticisms between the groups.

President Trump was among the first to express public condolences after Mormon leader Thomas S. Monson died this week.

"Melania and I are deeply saddened," Trump said in a statement Wednesday marking the death of Monson, who served as president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for nearly a decade.

"While serving for over half a century in the leadership of his church, President Monson

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