NBC News are reporting that Trump has warned of a dangerous July if things keep going the way they are in the Republican race for the Presidential nomination.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — After a week of crying foul against a “rigged” delegate process, Donald Trump on Saturday warned of a “rough July” if the party’s national committee doesn’t change how it chooses its nominee ahead of the GOP convention.
“They better get going,” he urged the Republican National Committee to cheers from the few thousand people at his first of two New York rallies ahead of Tuesday’s pivotal primary.
“Because I’ll tell you what, you’re gonna have a rough July at that convention,” the Republican front-runner continued. “You better get going, and you better straighten out the system because the people want their vote, the people want to vote and they want to be represented properly.”
The threat comes a month after Trump told CNN that he thought there could be “riots” at the GOP convention in Cleveland should the establishment push for a brokered convention.
“I guess I’m complaining because it’s not fair to the people,” Trump said. The real estate mogul has been complaining for days that the party’s process for selecting a presidential candidate is “stacked against” him and set up to protect party insiders.
At a later rally in Watertown, New York, Trump said the process was a “rigged deal” and called a handful of protesters there “phony.”
“It’s a whole phony deal, just like what’s happening with the Republican Party in terms of this delegate deal,” Trump said of the protesters.
Trump also turned on the New York charm Saturday, noting in Syracuse he shares a “twang” with New Yorkers — and never failing to remind at both rallies that Ted Cruz doesn’t like “New York values.”
“Ted Cruz does not like you and he does not like New York,” Trump said emphatically to the Syracuse crowd that cheered wildly when he mentioned his now-favorite moniker for Cruz, Lyin’ Ted.
Meanwhile, Trump was quick to tout that he knows “a lot about Syracuse.”
“You love Syracuse, I love Syracuse, we love New York, we love the United States of America,” Trump said.
Trump also focused in on a jobs message, again mentioning localized statistics on unemployment and manufacturing jobs and noting that unity will come through economic prosperity, as he has throughout New York primary campaigning.
“Jobs will bring us together,” Trump proclaimed.
Trump also added a new target to his list: the owners of the Chicago Cubs. Like he did on “Fox and Friends,” Trump lamented the Ricketts family funding attacks against him and predicted the team would do “terribly this year.”
The Republican National Committee (RNC) is a U.S. political committee that provides national leadership for the Republican Party of the United States. It is responsible for developing and promoting the Republican political platform, as well as coordinating fundraising and election strategy. It is also responsible for organizing and running the Republican National Convention. Similar committees exist in every U.S. state and most U.S. counties, although in some states party organization is structured by congressional district, allied campaign organizations being governed by a national committee. Reince Priebus is the current RNC Chairman.
The RNC’s main counterpart is the Democratic National Committee.
The only person to have chaired the RNC and later become U.S. president is George H.W. Bush. A number of the chairs of the RNC have been state governors.
In 2013 the RNC began an outreach campaign toward American youth and minority voters, after studies showed these groups generally perceived that the Republican Party did not care about their concerns.
More information from CBS: http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-threatens-rough-july-if-rnc-doesn-t-straighten-out-n557096?cid=par-time_20160416
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