Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made an unusual acknowledgement of his ongoing struggle to win over Utah voters on Thursday, asking a group of evangelical Christian pastors if they could help him garner votes in the region — even though the state is overwhelmingly Mormon.
Trump delivered the remarks while speaking at the American Renewal Project conference in Orlando, Florida, where roughly 700 evangelical ministers have assembled for a gathering widely panned as anti-LGBT in nature.
“You gotta get your people out to vote,” Trump said. “And especially in those states where we’re represented…We’re having a tremendous problem in Utah. Utah is a different place. Is anybody here from Utah?”