Donald Trump’s critics within the GOP are desperate to find a way to stop him from becoming the nominee at the Republican National Convention in July.
Trump warned during an interview with CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday that “you’d have riots” if he ended up close to the 1,237 mark only to be denied. The mention of rioting earned him a rebuke from Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who said the next day that “nobody should say such things, in my opinion.”
A contested or brokered convention means none of the Republican presidential hopefuls has the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination outright, and the party’s nominee will have to be chosen through voting at the July 18 to 21 convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Trump is leading the race for delegates, but challengers Ted Cruz and John Kasich are hoping to secure enough delegates in the state nominating contests still remaining to prevent him from winning the nomination outright.