SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Before President Donald Trumps historic announcement on Utah public lands, he met with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Welfare Square in Salt Lake City.
The meeting was short, but it was the first stop by the president after landing in the Beehive State Monday morning. Both Trump and leaders of the LDS Church praised each other for giving hope to the United States and across the globe.
Trump got a hands-on tour of the grocery store-style food distribution center. Alongside the Commander-in-chief was Henry B. Eyring and Russel M. Nelson.
The leaders also talked about the church’s large global footprint. Trump said he knows many members in the faith.
“The job you’ve done is beyond anything you could think of,” said Trump.
Russel M. Nelson went to China just after the president’s visit last month and says he left a lasting impact on the Chinese people. “
They were filled with hope because of your visit,” said Nelson.
President Trump also praised Elder Nelson who was successful surgeon, but gave it up to help more people with his position in the church.