President Donald Trump created quite a stir when he pushed a shopping cart down a food aisle at the LDS Church Bishops’ Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City.
The state-of-the-art facility from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was built to better enable the church to help families in need.
The president was in Utah to sign proclamations cutting the sizes of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments when he visited the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ food distribution center, the Deseret News reported.
Religious liberty and the church’s welfare program were topics of discussion as church leaders met with Trump.
“Good stuff,” the president said during the visit, pointing to a cart full of groceries.
“This is very exciting for me,” Trump added. “I know so many people that are in your church, the Latter-day Saints. The job you’ve done is beyond anything you could think of — taking care of people the way you take care of people and the respect that you have all over the world.”
Trump said Monday that he’s pressing Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who accompanied the president on his visit, to run for an eighth term, but when asked if he was trying to block Mitt Romney from running for the seat, the president was complimentary of the former GOP presidential nominee.
“He’s a good man. Mitt’s a good man,” he said, according to the Deseret News.
But, without a doubt, the best part of the visit was photographs of Trump wheeling the full cart of food around the store.
He was seen at one point putting a bag of potatoes in the cart as church leaders toured with him.
Another photo captured Trump standing next to a row of peanut butter jars, flanked by images of Jesus Christ.
For whatever reason, Americans always marvel when they see their commander-in-chief doing mundane, everyday things… like reading a label on can goods.
Either way, it was clear that President Trump was thoroughly enjoying himself.
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