Donald Trump meets with Chairman of Utah Republican Party

Posted at 9:31 PM, Jun 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-19 23:31:54-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah could be a battleground state in this year's presidential election, which may be why Donald Trump met with the head of the Utah Republican Party recently.

James Evans, Utah Republican Party Chairman, met with Donald Trump in Las Vegas Saturday.

Evans said he and Trump spoke for about a half an hour about strategies to get more Republican votes on Election Day. He also said Trump quizzed him about Utah’s economy during the meeting, which was set up by Donald Trump Junior.

Evans says the Republican nominee plans to make another stop in the Beehive State after the convention.

“Right now if you were to ask today, he’s not as popular as he should be in Utah,” Evans said. “But that would be his challenge, to make sure that he can have Utahns gravitate to him. He recognizes what he needs to do, and so all he has to do is do it.”