Prominent Trump supporter: Riots ‘aren’t necessarily a bad thing’

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A prominent Donald Trump supporter stunned CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer Wednesday afternoon when she said the riots Trump warned would be sparked if he were passed over for the nomination “aren’t necessarily a bad thing.”

“Riots aren’t necessarily a bad thing,” said Tea Party activist Scottie Nell Hughes, who has appeared with Trump at campaign rallies.

“[Not] if it means it’s because [Trump supporters are] fighting the fact that our establishment Republican Party has gone corrupt and decided to ignore the voice of the people and ignore the process,” Hughes continued.

Visibly taken aback by the response, Blitzer pressed Hughes if she truly wanted riots to break out at the Republican convention.

“It’s not riot as in a negative thing we’ve seen in the past,” Hughes replied. “I know they would not resort to violence, however they would make sure their voices are heard, that they can’t be ignored.”

Earlier Wednesday, Trump predicted that his supporters would riot if he did not become the nominee despite having a majority of delegates.

“I wouldn’t lead it, but I think bad things would happen,” Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo, adding later, “After we win, I think a lot of feelings will be soothed.”

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