But scrutiny over the tone set by the GOP front-runner didn’t stop his former adviser and supporter Roger Stone from urging Trump supporters to “visit the hotel rooms” of “culprit” Republican delegates who do not hand over the nomination at the convention in Cleveland, according to Media Matters.
“If Trump does not run the table on the rest of the primaries and the caucuses, we’re looking at a very, very narrow path in which the kingmakers go all out to cheat, to steal, and to snatch this nomination from the candidate who is overwhelmingly selected by the voters, which is why I have urged Trump supporters: come to Cleveland. March on Cleveland,” Stone said Monday on Freedomain Radio. “Join us in the Forest City. We’re going to have protests, demonstrations. We will disclose the hotels and the room numbers of those delegates who are directly involved in the steal. If you’re from Pennsylvania, we’ll tell you who the culprits are. We urge you to visit their hotel and find them. You have a right to discuss this if you voted in the Pennsylvania primary, for example, and your votes are being disallowed.”
The comments were made in the lead-up to what many are expecting to be a brokered convention in July, in which the GOP establishment is expected to try and deny Trump the party nomination.
Last month, Trump said there would be more violence if he doesn’t garner the nomination.
“I think we will win before getting to the convention,” he had said. “But I can tell you, if we didn’t and if we’re 20 votes short or if we’re 100 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 you would have riots. I think you would have riots.”
Watch Stone’s comments, as posted by Media Matters, here: