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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg visits Salt Lake City

Mike Bloomberg in Salt Lake City
Posted at 8:21 AM, Feb 20, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg came to Salt Lake City Thursday morning for a campaign event ahead of Utah's Presidential Primary Election.

During a televised debate Wednesday night, Bloomberg found himself in the sights of fellow candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, who attacked him for his "stop-and-frisk" policy as NYC mayor and his comments about women.

"Now I know what it's like to be a Utah fan in Provo during the holy war," Bloomberg quipped for the crowd in Salt Lake City Thursday morning.

Bloomberg's wealth was also a point of concern raised during the debate, but one of his supporters told FOX 13 that she sees his wealth as an asset.

"They kept hearing him down about that about being wealthy, well he worked very hard to do it. So he’s a prime example he’s the American dream as far as I’m concerned," said Bloomberg supporter Sandy Chandler.

Another said he's willing to overlook the Bloomberg's controversial record on race, gender and treatment of women.

"I think we need an emotional president that will care about taking on responsibility. I’ve heard Mike apologize for things. I’ve never heard Donald Trump apologize," said Bloomberg supporter Sandy Chandler.

Bloomberg's campaign opened a Salt Lake City office in January "as part of his strategy to engage voters in states across the country and build a strong operation to defeat Donald Trump in November," a news release from the campaign said.

Watch the entire rally below: