Utah Trump sup­port­ers rally, urge GOP to ‘come home’

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

SALT LAKE CITY (AP): SOME OF Utah’s top Repub­li­cans urged their fel­low con­ser­va­tives yes­ter­day to unite around Don­ald Trump as the bil­lion­aire can­di­date’s lead falls in the solidly red state.

Se­na­tor Or­rin Hatch, Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Rob Bishop and Chris Ste­wart, and oth­ers spoke at a rally in­side Utah’s Cap­i­tal at­tended by about 150 sup­port­ers decked out with Trump cam­paign signs, shirts, and stick­ers.

Hatch said Trump “doesn’t take any crap from any­body,” and “he’s ex­actly what we need”.

Ste­wart, who ear­lier this year called Trump “our Mus­solini” and de­nounced Trump’s vul­gar com­ments about women, said that when he re­ceived his bal­lot, he wasn’t im­me­di­ately ready to cast his vote for Trump.

But now, Ste­wart said, “It’s time for Repub­li­cans to come home” and sup­port the party’s nom­i­nee. That echoes com­ments made last week by Trump’s run­ning mate Mike Pence at a rally in Utah.

Trump has been un­pop­u­lar with many Utah Repub­li­cans and Mor­mons who’ve been turned off by the bil­lion­aire’s brash de­meanour and com­ments about women, mi­nori­ties, Muslims and more.

Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Don­ald Trump poses for a pho­to­graph dur­ing a visit to a Wawa gas sta­tion yes­ter­day in King of Prus­sia, Penn­syl­va­nia.

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