Rising poll numbers in Utah for presidential candidate Evan McMullin prompted a recent tweet by Fox Business host Lou Dobbs which set off a Twitter storm of reaction.
The strong showing in the state by the third-party conservative could tip the state to Hillary Clinton’s favor as he pulls votes away from GOP nominee Donald Trump. McMullin could also win the state’s six electoral votes himself, which Dobbs blamed on a “Mormon Mafia” in a tweet over the weekend.
Dobbs accused McMullin of being a globalist as well as a Mitt Romney and Mormon “Mafia tool,” re-tweeting an article about the candidate.
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) October 23, 2016
The article contained a video where McMullin admits he’s not in it, to win it.
Still, Republican strategist and advisor to the McMullin campaign, Rick Wilson, fired back a response.
Maybe next Grandpa Lou will tell us about the “Rootless Cosmopolitans” https://t.co/oUgdAIkMeR
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) October 27, 2016
Dobbs’ tweet took on a life of its own and led to a new hashtag being born: #MormonMafia. Following is a sampling of some of the best on Twitter.
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@LouDobbs What, pray tell, is the “Mormon Mafia?” Do they bribe the cops to let them break into people’s houses & give them Christmas gifts?
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) October 27, 2016
— Dan Tynan (@tynanwrites) October 27, 2016
— James Francisco (@james_IA76) October 27, 2016
— Philip Moon ? (@Philip_R_Moon) October 27, 2016
“Funny like a clown? I amuse you? Good. I like making people happy. Have a great day!” #MormonMafia
— Bill Maurer (@wmaurerij) October 27, 2016
— Carl Gustav (@CaptYonah) October 27, 2016
If you’re not careful Mormon Mafia will break into your house —- fold the laundry and do the dishes
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) October 27, 2016
Don’t anger the #MormonMafia. They don’t give a gosh darn.
— Shaun Jex (@shaunmjex) October 27, 2016
@danieltobin instead of a horse’s head you wake up with a nice fruit basket.
— CDP (@cdpayne79) October 27, 2016
Used to play a lot of volleyball with people in the #MormonMafia. Just when I thought I was out, they’d pull me back in.
— Gary HokieHawk (@grsvt81) October 27, 2016
The Mormon Mafia…you send one of theirs to the hospital, they visit him with a nice cake and pray for your soul.
— Drew McCoy (@_Drew_McCoy_) October 27, 2016
Nice Kingdom of Glory you got there
SHame if anything happened to it.#MormonMafia
— Amswee teh (@BruceNV) October 27, 2016
Taking someone “sledding with the Romneys” is one of the gravest threats the Mormon Mafia can make. https://t.co/EmEcl71TW7
— Robert Schlesinger (@rschles) October 27, 2016
Once saw a gang of #MormonMafia hoodlums offer to mow someone’s yard for free. How much longer will such terrorism be allowed?
— Carla Danger (@VixenRogue) October 27, 2016
— (((angelaisms))) (@angelaisms) October 27, 2016
The Mormon Mafia has the best-pressed shirts I tell you.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) October 27, 2016
— Diana Dee (@DianaDee16) October 27, 2016
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