Trump Claims There Will Be Riots If He's Not Named GOP Nominee

Election '16

In news from the campaign trail, Republican front-runner Donald Trump has claimed in an interview with CNN that there would be riots if he is not nominated to be the party’s candidate at the Republican convention this summer.

Donald Trump: "I think we’ll win before getting to the convention. But I can tell you, if we didn’t and if we’re 20 votes short or if we’re—if we’re, you know, a hundred short, and we’re at 1,100 and somebody else is at 500 or 400—because we’re way ahead of everybody—I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically. I think it would be—I think you’d have riots. I think you’d have riots." Trump currently has 673 delegates—the most of any Republican candidate. He needs to secure 1,237 delegates to win the nomination outright. This comes as a British research organization has ranked the possibility of a Donald Trump presidency as one of the top 10 risks facing the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked a Trump presidency as just as much of a global threat as the possibility that jihadi terrorism could destabilize the global economy.

Watch: RNC dismisses Trump comment on Fox News

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