Donald Trump cited Jon Huntsman’s religion as the reason he believes Huntsman would admit to having tried - and failed - to get a meeting with Trump.
“Jon Huntsman actually called me looking for a meeting and I didn’t arrange it. And, he then went on a debate and said, ‘Well, unlike everybody else, I didn’t meet with meet with DT,’” Trump said in a conference call Monday.
“But, he wanted to, I just didn’t do it. So, you know, I’m sure that he will admit that.”
Trump then gave the reason he believed Huntsman would admit to requesting the meeting: “Being a Mormon, I know he doesn’t lie.”
So, what exactly is Trump implying here? Is he suggesting that Mormons are dedicated to speaking the truth than, say, Catholics or Baptists - or people of other faiths that consider truthfulness a moral imperative?