Donald Trump's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, told Fox News Sunday that when Trump threatened the RNC with “a rough July at that convention” that Trump was only trying to unify the party.
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace played a clip of Trump saying the Republican National Committee “better get going” on reforms (that help his candidacy) or else “You’re going to have a rough July at that convention.“
As The Huffington Post reported, this is not the first time Trump has made such threats:
Last month, he warned of “riots” in Cleveland if the party blocks him from collecting the necessary 1,237 delegates needed to secure the GOP nomination. Roger Stone, one of the candidate’s informal advisers, also suggested leaking the hotel room numbers of delegates who do not maintain their loyalty to Trump.
But Lewandowski insisted, without much pushback from Wallace, that Trump is merely trying to unify the party and get a Republican in the White House. Of course, that Republican just happens to be Trump, himself.
WALLACE: What did Trump mean last night when he warned the RNC that they could be in for, quote, “a rough July at the convention?”
LEWANDOWSKI: Well, I think what he’s saying is he’s going to be the Republican nominee. Anything that they’re going to try and do, potentially try to do to stop him from being that is going to be detrimental.
There is one person in this race that still is running that has not mathematically eliminated from getting 1,237 delegates and that’s Donald Trump. And the RNC should respect that, bring the people around him because the explicit goal of the RNC, and ours is the same, is putting a Republican in the White House for the first time in eight years.
WALLACE: But when you say “rough July” and Trump—when Trump says that, and when he talked about riots, I mean, is that what we’re discussing is the possibility of violence in Cleveland if he doesn’t get the nomination?
LEWANDOWSKI: No. What we’re talking about is a fractured party. What we’re talking about is millions of people who’ve turned out to support Donald Trump and now they’re saying potentially they’re going to try to take this away from Donald Trump at a convention.
That’s not what we’re about. We’re supposed to be bringing the party together. We’re supposed to be growing the party. We’re supposed to be expanding the map. As you look at the electoral map, I challenge you and anybody else to tell me a state that Mitt Romney won—that Mitt Romney lost that Ted Cruz can win. He can’t do that.
Donald Trump is the only person that’s going to be able to expand the map and beat the Democrats come November. And if the party wants a winner, then they need to support Donald Trump.
In fact, Trump looks like a near-certain loser. I don't normally cite articles from Townhall.com by Fox News contributor Guy Benson but he dove into the weeds of Trump’s unpopularity and made a compelling case that “All of the trajectories are wrong for Trump fans, and the actual numbers don’t support the story they love to tell.”
Lewandowski has already shown himself to be a thuggish liar. It’s too bad Wallace didn’t confront him on this latest instance.
Watch it below, from the April 17 Fox News Sunday.
Yes, *Lewd*andowski, Der Furor is all about party unification. Just as much as The Donald is all about humility. ;^)