US Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Wednesday warned of riots if he is denied the party’s presidential nomination after a string of primary election victories.
The New York billionaire scored big wins in Florida, Illinois and North Carolina on Tuesday which brought him closer to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination.
But one loss — in the crucial state of Ohio — left the door open for those in the party trying to stop Trump from becoming the Republican nominee for the November 8 election.
Trump might fall short of the majority required, enabling the party establishment to put forward another name at the July convention in Cleveland to formally pick its candidate.
In an interview with CNN on Wednesday, Trump said if he got a large number of delegates yet was denied the nomination: “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.”