Trump Warns "There Will Be Riots" If He's Denied Nomination: "Bad Things Would Happen"

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Two days ago, courtesy of Bloomberg, we outlined how the (extremely perturbed and after Tuesday completely decimated) GOP establishment would go about stealing the Republican nomination from Donald Trump.

“Although everyone now jokes about just how unstoppable the Trump ‘juggernaut’ has become, the establishment isn’t called ‘the establishment,’ for nothing,” we said. “Trump may have proven remarkably adept at whipping certain sectors of the electorate into a veritable frenzy, but he himself will tell you that he’s no politician.” The bottom line: he may be a wily, braggadocious, billionaire but he doesn’t know all of the tricks of the political trade. That could - and likely does - mean that Republicans are already working behind the scenes to figure out how to rob him at the last minute.

There’s all sorts of ways for crafty, career politicians to rig the delegates and use procedural maneuvers at the convention to undercut Trump and you can read the full account here, but suffice to say, a Trump nomination is far from a sure thing and the more he attacks the establishment the more willing they’ll be to use any means at their disposal to stop him.

But Trump has a trump card.

He has an army (and that’s probably a more accurate characterization than any at this point) of supporters that would literally take to the streets if they feel as though the popular will has been subverted by the very same establishment politics that compelled them to vote for Trump in the first place. As Ted Cruz put it in Maine (although he was probably talking about himself, not Trump), “If the Washington deal-makers try to steal the nomination from the people, I think it would be a disaster. It would cause a revolt.”

Trump agrees.

Asked by CNN what would happen if he can’t muster the 1,237 delegates he needs to lock up the nomination and ends up getting robbed at the convention in Cleveland, Trump said this:

"I think you'd have riots.”

“[I’m] representing many millions of people. If you disenfranchise those people, and you say, 'I'm sorry, you're 100 votes short' ... I think you'd have problems like you've never seen before. I think bad things would happen."

Yes, “bad things.” And if you’ve seen a Trump rally lately, you know just what he’s talking about.

Of course irrespective of whether you believe Trump incites violence among supporters he knows are already riled up, he’s unquestionably correct to say that no cadre of politicians commiserating in a smoke-filled backroom should be allowed to subvert the will of the electorate.

But this is deeper than that for the GOP. This isn't about preserving democracy. This is about making one last stand to preserve the Party itself. 

That is, it's an existential crisis. If the Republican brand has already been deeply wounded by Trump's success, it will die altogether with a Trump nomination.

And at the end of the day, that's what it's all about in Washington: survival. Not democracy. 

And that simple fact, combined with the fact that after last night, Trump has 621 delegates, is why we fear "bad things" may be more likely to happen than not in the months ahead. 

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Stu Elsample's picture

Trump is not making that warning, he's simply passing it on

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) Stu Elsample Mar 16, 2016 8:43 AM

There will be civil war.

Latina Lover's picture

Trump knows that the Republican Establishment would rather lose to Hillary than allow Trump to win.  There is no difference between the Republican and Democratic establishments since they are controlled by the same group of crony capitalists, banksters, 'international' entities such as the UN, etc. The tiny groups of elitists that have forced us into the USSA, do not overtly control Trump, thus their fear of him.

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Nutsack (not verified) Latina Lover Mar 16, 2016 8:49 AM




Why do you insist on sugar coating things?

Ghost of Porky's picture

Stupid peasants. Don't they realize how hard it is for us elites to rule them?

froze25's picture

The only bad things I have seen at Trump rally's are Soros Minions using threats and intimidation and violence. One odd ball throwing a punch doesn't represent the whole group. However numerous people in the Soros/ Clinton army do far worse and are given a pass. Anyone else see the picture of the cop with his head bleeding, the blocking of a ambulance, the firing of guns in the air, anti-white racial slurs being thrown around without a care? Mainstream media disgust me at this point. Trump 2016!

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Which way did Hillary go?  Just follow the dead bodies...

Nutsack's picture




That's according to a statement made by the Republican National Committee.....



It's time to euthanize all of the scum sucking  traitors in both parties, then frog march the greedy soaiclist jew banksters and media to DER SHOWERS!

nuubee's picture

The establishment is already lining up ducks.


Makes you want to puke.

OrangeJews's picture
OrangeJews (not verified) SWRichmond Mar 16, 2016 10:48 AM

From the link: "It is not clear that even explicitly selling one’s vote for cash would be illegal"


WHAT     THE      FUCK??????

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Nutsack (not verified) OrangeJews Mar 16, 2016 11:17 AM

We are now witnessing the reason for the 2nd Amendment!


Out of stock at the moment, but they order 600 or so at a time. I had to check back often for a week before I got my two.





BLOTTO's picture

Trump Warns "There Will Be Riots" If He's Denied Nomination: "Bad Things Would Happen"


Maybe that is the whole fuckin idea?


They want us to fight each other and kill each other off.

InjectTheVenom's picture

or.... maybe they want a quasi-civil war right before the election in Nov. , so that BHO can "temporarily" (indefinitely) suspend the election , cuz, ya know, we can't have folks being afraid to go out  to vote !

manofthenorth's picture

Yup, distinct possibility.

"This was supposed to be a country where the government conforms to the will of the people not the people conforming to the will of the government."

"If we all run to the most comfortable place and allow whatever happens to happen then we get what we deserve."


zeronetwork's picture

one way or another, economic situation is ripe for riots.

0b1knob's picture

There will be riots from the rent-a-riot knee grow and sjw gangs until Soros runs out of money.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture


"4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years!  And after that, 4 more years!"

Nutsack's picture
Nutsack (not verified) BLOTTO Mar 16, 2016 12:09 PM

Who said anything about EACH OTHER?

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Great gun at a great price.

10mm's picture

549.00 on now

festerd's picture

Excellent price on a great rifle, buy several.


Kaiser Wilhelm II's picture

" There are no facts, only interpretations " Nietzsche


And only the interpretations of the Chosen People counts here...

A Nanny Moose's picture

I'm holding out for 6 figures.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Republican members of the congress want to keep in mind their elections in the fall.

Stealing the nomination from Trump means a lot of Republican voters staying home.

No more speaker Ryan-o the Rino.

No more yertle the turtle as majority leader.

Manthong's picture

Check this out…

GOP OFFICIAL: Voters don't pick nominee, we do... 

Maybe these arrogant pricks should be concerned enough about the climate and thinking twice about venturing outside.

Of course, I am talking about the weather.

“Headed towards a contested convention: Unbound delegate Curly Haugland, RNC Rules Committee, and Gary Emineth, former chairman of the North Dakota Republican Party, talk about Republican convention rules and why it could lead to a contested convention.

Political parties, not voters, choose their presidential nominees, a Republican convention rules member told CNBC, a day after GOP front-runner Donald Trump rolled up more big primary victories.

"The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That's the conflict here," Curly Haugland, an unbound GOP delegate from North Dakota, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday. He even questioned why primaries and caucuses are held. “


ejmoosa's picture

Even the media is getting on board calling the primary results "voter preferences".

It's disgusting.

froze25's picture

Then lets just not have primary elections. Whats the point. Are you kidding me with this. The only thing I can come up with is that the GOP is in with the Dems to destroy the Republican party because that is what will happen.

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

There is no "Republican Party"; rather, it is the centrist wing of the DemoPublican Party, masquerading as a separate party.

Trump is a genius, he knows that while the Republican Party is a sham, it has a real infrastructure that he can hijack and use for his purposes. The GOPe obviously does not want to lose this infrastructure as it is a critical piece of apparatus required for maintaining the illusion. If Trump hijacks the infrastructure, they will have to recreate it from the ground up-- something they don't want to do as they are basically bloated and lazy after decades of being the Designated Losing Wing of the DemoPublican Party.

taoJones's picture

I like the sound of that... just not sure how exactly would that play out, say, at the convention, if Trump is denied...

Would he hijack the GOP anyway, infrastructure & all? 

Or would he run as in independent, using his extensive, established infrastructure?

True Blue's picture

Take their infrastructure and turn it independent to support his run; it'd be awesome to see the rank and file stab the hierarchy in the balls.

nanncy's picture

My state Rebs didn't hold primaries due to Tea Party fears, and their nominee lost. The previous Lt Gov (R) was considered a shoo-in by most but didn't get the nomination.

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

The Liberty Tree is looking awful thirsty. 

Bush Baby's picture

Trump would have to go Independent, and you know what, he just might win

USisCorrupt's picture

And takes Bernie as his VP and it would be a slam dunk !

Manthong's picture

“Trump would have to go Independent”

That’s how we got Lincoln.

..not Bernie the Commie, but...

If he took Cruz with him, the Republican party would go the way of the Whigs.

read up on it.


Shift For Brains's picture

People shouldn't dismiss this out of hand. Think about it. Bernie Sanders position on wars, the Fed, the little guy, economic serfdom are a lot closer to Trump's than Cruz or Rubio was. Not a perfect fit but I actually think they could work together on a lot of positive positions.

Bernie would pick up millions of anti-Hillary voters. Trump would show himself as reaching across the isle to get real progress for America.

I firmly believe Trump would consider it if he was locked out of the Republican convention. Run as an independent and blow Mitt Ryan out of the water.

The biggest hurdle might be Sanders. He may not want the position of VP bad enough to do it. I think Trump would woo him if it came down to it.

I actually think a Trump/Sanders ticket would be the absolute best thing for America right now. Disaffected from both sides come together to put aside past differences, obliterate both parties and their corrupt hacks, and get down to business.

I may need to whip up a Trump/Sanders bumper sticker and run it up the flag pole.

cheech_wizard's picture

You must have missed my earlier statement about riddling boehner with so many bullets there would be no choice but a closed casket ceremony.

Standard Disclaimer: Because no Ohio politician should ever be given air time again.


Ward no. 6's picture

fucking pricks the whole lot of them

Paveway IV's picture

"...he’s unquestionably correct to say that no cadre of politicians commiserating in a smoke-filled backroom should be allowed to subvert the will of the electorate..."

Why not? It's been an American tradition since... well, at least the last hundred years or so. The 'will of the electorate'? WTF? <snort!> - there's no money in THAT

Gaius Frakkin&#039; Baltar's picture

Yeah, typical pushover types who won't do anything if the party establishment moves against Trump.

If they can't defend themslves against Soros trash what chance do they have against real threats?

JRobby's picture

Insurrection and Civil War are on the agenda one way or another.........Monetary Collapse..........

no Monetary Collapse and WE ALL GO ALONG WITH DEBT TO INFINITY? Doubtful

So that might be interesting?


quintago's picture

anybody who says Trump doesn't know what he's doing is on crack. He is skipping the next debate and going to speak at AIPAC. And because it is AIPAC, no other republican will dare call him out on this out of fear of backlash. Well Rubio, it turns out turns out Obama and Trump both know exactly what they're doing!

new game's picture

last standing repubs can navel glaze whilst trump is playing the true oposition, will be very interesting, flirting with the ptb facade...

Never One Roach's picture

"The will of the people ....'

How quaint.

I remember Pelosi screamning at those seniors who asked her to explain Obamacare... Pelosi screamed "Nazi!" at those old folks.

Also, 87% of Americans polled said "NO!" to Obamacare yet the Democrats Obama, Pelosi and Reed forced it down Amercian throats.

Yes, that's how the will of the people is heard by the government Establishment.

SWRichmond's picture

Reportedly, calls to Congress related to TARP were 300:1 against, and they passed it anyway.

I continue to believe that TARP was the watershed event.