Utah Republicans revoke support for Trump

SALT LAKE CITY – Many of Utah’s GOP leaders pulled their endorsements for their party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, over the weekend, condemning his vulgar statements about women in a newly leaked video.

Among those who have revoked their support are Gov. Gary Herbert and Reps. Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart.

Like their elected officials, several of the state’s Filipino-American Republicans are also disappointed in their party’s candidate and plan to vote for someone other than Trump.

“Bastos siya,” Republican Beth Lorenzo said. “Hindi siya marunong magdala ng babae sa salita at sa gawa.”

That’s one of the reasons Lorenzo says she will give her vote to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Malakas ang kanyang loob. Kahit noon pa hanggang ngayon. Nagiging first lady siya. Nagiging asawa siya ng isang presidente. Pero yung kanyang pagka-Hillary Clinton ay nandiyan pa rin,” Lorenzo said.

Because Utah is considered one of the most conservative places in the nation, many people are surprised to see the red state turning blue.

“After what’s gone on, even in the past couple days, from what everyone has said and what I’ve read, we’re in unchartered waters here,” Democrat TJ Jones said.

But not everyone is distancing themselves from Trump. One Republican who’s sticking with him is Filipino-American Attorney General Sean Reyes.

Reyes did, however, condemn the remarks Trump made in the leaked recording, saying, “Mr. Trump’s comments were remarkably inappropriate and unacceptable under any circumstance. I am deeply offended. I am immensely disappointed.”

If Utah does vote for Clinton this November, it would be the first time the state chooses a Democrat since 1964.

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  • Santiago Del Mundo
    12 October 2016 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Even on these side of the earth, the Filipino/FilAm “BALIMBING” tendency is so unstable it needs to breach the surface!!! First, we’d like to support Trump…no problem…then some cheaply crafted Bollywood video goes viral, then we FLIP suddenly to the other side of the street…If you want to be the same democrat that elected Clinton during the 90s…that brought the nation into all kinds of controversies (proven to be TRUE), then stay there…