Politics

Donald Trump: If I Don’t Get The Nomination, There Will Be Riots

CREDIT: AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, face off with protesters after a rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago was cancelled due to security concerns Friday, March 11, 2016, in Chicago.

Despite Donald Trump’s hefty delegate lead coming off of last night’s primaries, he is looking increasingly likely to fall short of the majority of delegates needed to secure the nomination. That would leave the contest open to contested convention, where the party could instead maneuver to nominate a more establishment candidate.

If that happens, Donald Trump predicts there will be riots.

“I think we’ll win before getting to the convention. But I can tell you if we didn’t, 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…I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically. I think you’d have riots.”

“I think you would see problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen. I really do. I wouldn’t lead it, but I think bad things would happen,” Trump continued.

Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric has already stoked many incidents of violence between supporters and protesters, where the hurling of racial slurs and even blows are common.