It was Wednesday [March 16, 2015] that Donald Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo if he arrives at the GOP convention in July with the most delegates, but fails to get the majority nomination for the Republican Presidential nomination, his supporters could start a riot.
“I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically. I think you’d have riots. I think you’d have riots. I’m representing many, many millions of people.”
Arguing most of his supporters are first-time voters who were once skeptical and wary of the system, denying him his right as the nominee would leave them angry, he justified.
“Now, if you disenfranchise those people and you say, ‘Well, I’m sorry, but you’re 100 votes short, even though the next one is 500 votes short,’ I think you would have problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen, I really do. I believe that. I wouldn’t lead it but I think bad things would happen.”
Trump has been winning big since the inception of this year’s race. Most recently, he had big day on March 15 as he took wins in four out of five states, including Florida, knocking Senator Marco Rubio out of the race.
However, he failed to take the victory in Ohio, obstructing Trump’s path towards the 1,237 delegates he’ll need to win the nomination, leaving the possibility of a brokered convention that would nominate a non-Trump establishment candidate for the November 7 election.