Pregnant Chelsea Clinton says doctor approved her campaign schedule in Utah

Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 19:38:29-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utahns who watched Chelsea Clinton grow up in the White House came out to three events and heard from a polished, mature campaign surrogate, stumping for her mother's presidential bid, Monday.

Chelsea Clinton began the morning at La Puente Restaurant addressing a crowd of Utah Latinos, answering questions.

"What's clearly on voters’ minds here in Utah ranges from what's best for their children's education to what's best for immigration reform or what's best for the economy," Chelsea Clinton said.

After the event Sen. Luz Escamilla, D-Salt Lake City, said the Latino community feels deep ties to former President Bill Clinton, and they also think Hillary Clinton is the best chance to defeat two Republicans who have expressed strict views about immigration.

"The Latinos are very concerned about a Donald Trump and a Ted Cruz, so to us it's more like, 'What can we do to make sure we don't get a Republican in the White House?'" Escamilla questioned.

Chelsea Clinton did criticize Hillary Clinton's Democratic rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, saying Sanders voted against comprehensive immigration reform, when a Democrat-controlled Congress came close to passing such a measure.

The young Clinton also talked Trump and other Republican candidates, saying the party has been too slow to respond to what she perceives as racist and sexist language in Trump's campaign.

"We didn't really see a level of strong rebuke and repudiation for what has been said until we got to a point where the KKK came into the conversation," Chelsea Clinton said.

Visibly pregnant, Chelsea Clinton sat for her speeches, telling each audience her doctor had approved the campaigning so long as she didn't stand up the whole time.