Trump Threatens "Rough Convention" if He Doesn't Win

He’s definitely not signaling to his supporters that he wants violence, though. Neither he nor Roger Stone is doing so. Why would you even suggest such a thing? Per the Washington Post:

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — In his ever-escalating fight with the Republican National Committee, Donald Trump warned Saturday that party leaders should reform its system for selecting a nominee or face a “rough July” when it holds its convention in Cleveland.

“The Republican National Committee, they’d better get going, because I’ll tell you what: You’re going to have a rough July at that convention,” Trump said Saturday afternoon at a campaign rally in Syracuse. “You’d better get going, and you’d better straighten out the system because the people want their vote. The people want their vote, and they want to be represented properly.”

Make no mistake: “reform its system” is code for “let me win even though I did not get 50% of the delegates as the rules specifically require.” All this is from Trump is more not-very-subtle threats of violence and chaos if he doesn’t win, even though he’s not entitled to win under the rules.

And this could have all been avoided if Trump had hired even marginally competent people. Trump has enough supporters that he could very easily have done what Cruz has done in terms of getting delegates for other candidates who are loyal to him, and he wouldn’t have this problem. But contrary to his own bluster, he hires crappy, incompetent people instead of good ones, and so we have what we have.

And it all could have been avoided easier still if Trump hadn’t made such a giant jackass out of hismelf that over 60% of the party stubbornly refuses to vote for him under any circumstances. That way, he would have gotten 50% of the delegates on the first vote and he wouldn’t have these problems. But if he were capable of doing that, then he wouldn’t be Donald Trump.