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Kasich: Trump’s talk on riots ‘unacceptable’

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John Kasich on Thursday denounced GOP presidential rival Donald Trump for predicting that there would be riots if the billionaire fails to secure the presidential nomination at the party’s convention in July.

In a string of Tweets, the Ohio governor called Trump’s language “unacceptable” and an “implicit acceptance of violence.”

{mosads}Critics have charged that Trump is stoking violence at his rallies. Fights have broken out at the events on several occasions, and his supporters and protesters clashed after an appearance in Chicago was canceled.

On Wednesday, Trump further inflamed critics by saying that there would be “riots” at the GOP convention in Cleveland this summer if he comes closest to getting the 1,237 delegates needed to be the nominee, but the nomination goes to someone else.

“I think we’ll win before getting to the convention. 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 … I don’t think you can say that we don’t get it automatically,” Trump said.

“I think you’d have riots,” he continued.

“I wouldn’t lead it, but I think bad things would happen.”

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