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There Will Be ‘Riots’ if I Am Not Handed Republican nomination – Trump

Posted: Mar 16, 2016 at 3:37 pm   /   by   /   comments (1)

This morning Donald Trump predicted that protests would erupt if he remains on top of the delegate count, but is denied the Republican party’s nomination at this summer’s national convention in Cleveland. 

‘I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically. I think you’d have riots. I think you’d have riots. I’m representing many, many millions of people,’ Trump said on CNN. 

Trump took another step closer to the Republican nomination on Tuesday night with crushing victories in Florida and Illinois, and a narrower victory in North Carolina – cementing his GOP front-runner status and knocking Marco Rubio out of the race.

In Missouri, the race went down to the wire between Cruz and Trump, with Donald only 1,726 votes ahead (0.18 per cent) out of 762,000 when counting stopped early on Wednesday.

The state was judged too close to call, and the tiny margin of less than one per cent means second-place Cruz could challenge the result if it stands.

Florida Sen. Rubio suspended his White House campaign after surrendering his home state to Trump, who won 45% of the vote to his 27%. Trump tipped his hat to the man 25 years his junior, and then slammed him for spending so much money to try to defeat him.

‘I want to congratulate Marco Rubio on having run a really tough campaign,’ Trump told a crowd of socialites and journalists at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach. ‘He’s tough. He’s smart, and he’s got a great future.
‘But I have to say, nobody has ever, ever in the history of politics, received the amount of negative advertising I have,’ Trump carped. 

Most of it, he claimed, was ‘false, vicious, horrible’. 

‘It added up to over $40million’ in Florida alone, Trump said. ‘And you explain it to me, because I can’t. My numbers went up!’

‘We’re going to do a lot of trips over the next month,’ he pledged. ‘And we’re going to have a lot of great victories.’