Published On: Fri, Mar 18th, 2016

Trump warns of riots if he’s not the nominee, supporter says riots ‘not a bad thing’

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz warned fellow Republicans Wednesday of dire consequences if the GOP establishment attempted to manipulate the delegate counts and RNC rules to give the nomination to a different candidate. Sadly, Trump went further by warning of violence, “…you’d have riots” which one of his supporters said in an interview that “…Riots aren’t necessarily a bad thing.”

“I think you’d have riots. I think you’d have riots,” Trump said Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day.” “I’m representing a tremendous many, many millions of people.”

The looming contested GOP convention is creating more tension as Ohio Gov. John Kasich is staying in the race despite not having a path to earn the nomination outright. In fact, Kasich is supported the split in delegates.

Trump supporters giving an oath, reminding some of the Hitler salute photo/ twitter

Trump supporters giving an oath, reminding some of the Hitler salute photo/ twitter

“If it means because it’s in there fighting the fact that our establishment Republican party has gone corrupt and decided to ignore the voice of the people and ignore the process,” Trump supporter Scottie Neil Hughes told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday.

She added, after being pressed specifically on the word “riot,” “It’s not riot as in a negative thing like what we’ve seen in the past, it’s the fact that you have a large amount of people that will be very unhappy. I don’t think they would sit there and resort, in fact I know they would not resort to violence, I know they would not do it. However, they would make sure their voices are heard, that they can’t be ignored.”

Non-violent riots?

Cruz said party leaders getting behind a brokered convention would be disastrous.

“I think that would be an absolute disaster. I think the people would quite rightly revolt. The way to beat Donald Trump is at the ballot box,” the Texas senator said on “New Day.”

“If it ends up happening that we get to Cleveland and nobody has 1,237 delegates, that Donald has a whole bunch of delegates and I have a whole bunch of delegates and we come in neck and neck, then it is up to delegates to decide,” he added.

“Of course. We’re going to let the process work itself out,” Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer said Wednesday to CNN’s Carol Costello. “So from (an) RNC perspective, we’re going to continue to prepare for all contingencies including an open convention.”

“I assume he’s speaking figuratively,” he said. “I think if we go into a convention, whoever gets 1,237 delegates becomes the nominee. It’s plain and simple.”

Spicer added, “I think Republicans will have a very orderly process. We’ll vote in the open. The delegates that are elected by Republican voters will go to Cleveland. If we get to a point where there needs to be more than one ballot, we’ll do it in a very orderly and transparent way.”

photo/ donkeyhotey

photo/ donkeyhotey

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