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Trump Warns 'You'd Have Riots' If He Loses Nomination With Delegate Lead

Trump Warns 'You'd Have Riots' If He Loses Nomination With Delegate Lead
 

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 09:18 AM EDT

Donald Trump predicted “riots” if Republican power-brokers deny him the presidential nomination in Cleveland even if he's leading in the delegate count.

The billionaire New York developer, who prevailed in three states that voted Tuesday, held a narrow lead in Missouri and lost Ohio, is faced with the prospect of a floor fight at the Republican convention if he's leading in delegates but falls short of a majority, 1,237.

“I think we’ll win before getting to the convention, but I can tell you, if we didn’t and if we’re 20 votes short or if we’re 100 short and we’re at 1,100 and somebody else is at 500 or 400 cause we’re way ahead of everybody, I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically,” Trump said on CNN on Wednesday. “I think you’d have riots.”

“I wouldn’t lead it, but I think bad things would happen,” Trump said, adding the outcome would “disenfranchise” his supporters.

Ohio Governor John Kasich deprived Trump of a sweep on Tuesday by winning the Buckeye State. Senator Marco Rubio was beaten badly by Trump in Florida and suspended his campaign.

 

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Donald Trump predicted "riots" if Republican power-brokers deny him the presidential nomination in Cleveland even if he's leading in the delegate count.
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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 09:18 AM
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