Political insider, lobbyist, and notorious ally of Donald Trump, Roger Stone, has made it clear what will happen if the GOP attempts to weasel their way out of giving Trump the nomination during a brokered convention.
According to BuzzFeed News, Stone is plotting a “Stop the Steal March on Cleveland,” to protest outside of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in July, along with a series of #DaysOfRage—“protests at hotels of state delegates of states supporting the BIG STEAL.”
Stone is coordinating with Republican commentator, Alex Jones, who is also an outspoken Trump advocate.
While Trump will almost certainly arrive at the convention with a plurality of delegates, it’s very unlikely he will possess the majority necessary to clinch the nomination. This is where the GOP establishment is hoping to jump in and nominate one of their own, whether it be Ted Cruz, John Kasich, or even a Republican not currently running, such as Paul Ryan.
Stone told GQ earlier this week that, “I think there’d be extreme anger by the Trump supporters. I don’t know that it would boil over into violence. Trump is certainly not advocating violence.”
Regardless of what Stone claims, he is certainly helping foster this violence by encouraging a “rage” protest outside the GOP convention.
Trump, himself, has said previously that there would be “riots” if the nomination were stolen for him, which more than encourages his supporters to engage in violence. Considering the ongoing instances of violence at Trump rallies, it would be unsurprising to say the least if violence broke out at the July convention as well.
The fact that Trump’s supporters are already planning this level of protest does not bode well for the outcome of the GOP convention.
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