On an interview with CNN, Donald Trump responded to the idea of whether the GOP convention this upcoming summer would choose someone other than him.
“I think you’d have riots. I think you’d have riots. I’m representing a tremendous many, many millions of people.” His interview was with CNN’s “New Day.
The theoretical conversation came to light after the delegate counts began to come in after the Super Tuesday results this recent week. While Trump lost Ohio’s 66 delegates, he remains the party front-runner and still needs to reach the 1,237 delegates needed to obtain the presentational nomination from the GOP convention in the summer.
However, despite what Trump may or may not want, Republican House Speaker was not fond of the front-runners comments about the GOP convention and the response that voters might have if Trump were to not be selected as the Republican presidential candidate.
“Nobody should say such things,” he noted. “In my option, because to even address or hint at violence is unacceptable.”
Speaker Ryan has spoken out against Trump’s remarks on Muslims and his failure to denounce the KKK, whom had a notable member endorse Trump’s candidacy.
Despite attempts to settle the air, tensions still continue to rise as the GOP convention draws closer. Rumors are floating about that a third-party candidate might be in the works to run against whomever is chosen as the two main party candidates. Former candidate Marco Rubio, has noted that “a Trump nomination would fracture the party and be damaging to the conservative movement.”
Speaker Ryan has noted that while it could be a more open convention, however he believes in the democratic process. Speaker Ryan also noted he believes the best nominee will be voted by the people, through their respective primary process.
Paul Ryan has not actively endorsed any of the GOP candidates due to his position in the convention. He’s also denied rumors of himself being selected to run for the presidency.