(KUTV) Utah Speaker of the House Greg Hughes endorsed Donald Trump Friday in front of a crowd of about 400 at a rally for the insurgent Republican presidential candidate.
Hughes says he met Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. recently who asked for his endorsement.
Hughes spoke to a revved up crowd at the Infinity Event Center in downtown Salt Lake City as Trump fans waited for the billionaire to address the crowd.
Hughes warned protesters that this wouldn’t be the best place to speak out against Trump.
After Hughes spoke, the chairman of the Utah Republican Party, James Evans, addressed the crowd. He tried to explain to them how the caucus process works, but he was heckled by a few in the crowd and gently implored them, “Don’t turn on me.”
There were about 400 to 500 people inside the venue, but the line of supporters stretched for blocks away from the event center.