Bloviating billionaire and reality TV actor Donald Trump’s told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday afternoon that riots would erupt at the GOP convention in July if he is not given the nomination should he have less than the required 1,237 delegates to win.
“I think we’ll win before getting to the convention. 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 … I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically.”
“I think you’d have riots,” Trump predicted. “I’m representing … many, many millions of people, in many cases first-time voters.”
Trump went on to tell Blitzer that he wouldn’t necessarily “lead” the riots and predicted that other “bad things would happen,” if he doesn’t earn the majority of delegates and isn’t awarded the Republican nomination.
Setting aside that sounds very much like a thinly-veiled threat, sycophantic Trump mouthpiece Scottie Nell Hughes, the chief political correspondent with USA Radio Networks, appeared with Blitzer to — shocker — defend Trump’s incendiary remarks.
“The word riots. He said it twice. That’s pretty serious,” Blitzer said. “A lot of us remember what happened in 1968 at the Democratic convention in Chicago.”
Hughes claimed that her grandfather organized the 1968 Democrat convention and that he would be “very proud of my involvement with Mr. Trump.”
“You have to understand the motivation of the riot here,” Hughes continued. “It’s not because people aren’t getting their voices heard. It’s because the people’s voice would be ignored in this case.”
“So you know, riots aren’t necessarily a bad thing.”
“It’s not riots as in a negative thing,” Hughes said. “What we’ve seen — it’s the fact that you have a large amount of people that will be very unhappy. I don’t sit there and think they’d resort to — 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.”
“I don’t consider riots to be a violent thing,” she added. “I consider it to be something where you have the majority of the people will be engaged and will be paying attention to what is going on.”
Donald Trump has previously praised the tyrannical communist government of China for their violent and abusive treatment of citizens, calling the 1989 Tiananmen Square peaceful protests “riots.”
One can only envision how a Trump regime would crack down on political dissidents, i.e., reporters or anyone of consequence who says something he disagrees with him.
h/t: The Blaze