Michael Moore slams Utah nurse arrest as ‘Trump’s America’
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Filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday slammed the arrest of a Utah nurse after she refused to let a police officer take a blood sample from a crash victim, saying it was a sign of “Trump’s America.”

“Here's what it looks like now in Trump's America,” Moore tweeted, with a video of the incident. “The authoritarian police state he so loves is now everywhere.”

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Hospital and body camera footage emerged Friday of University of Utah nurse Alex Wubbels telling Salt Lake City police it was against the hospital's policy to take blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant, consent from the patient or if the patient has been under arrest. 

“I either go away with blood in vials or body in tow,” Detective Jeff Payne told Wubbels. Wubbels was then informed she was under arrest and was placed in handcuffs while being dragged out of the hospital screaming for help.

The Salt Lake City mayor and police chief apologized for the incident on Friday.

“Like many of you, I watched the video of police officers interacting with University of Utah Medical Center nurse Alex Wubbles [sic] for the first time through the media late yesterday," Mayor Jackie Biskupski said in a statement.

"What I saw is completely unacceptable to the values of my administration and of the values of the Salt Lake City Police Department," Biskupski said. "I extend a personal apology to Ms. Wubbles for what she has been through for simply doing her job."

Police Chief Mike Brown said Friday that Payne has been suspended from the blood draw program following the incident.