The New York Times‘ Jeremy Peters reported Monday morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe that there was a “high probability” that Republican delegates will try to stage an anti-Donald Trump coup at the Republican National Convention.
Peters said that both the Republican National Committee elites and the Trump campaign were equally nervous that anti-Trump conservatives could turn the convention into chaos. “Trump and the RNC are quite nervous about the fact that the convention could get messy,” he said.
The chance that the anti-Trump coalition prevails in the end is low, Peters cautioned, but they’ll at least try to voice their dissent. “I think there is a high probability of some kind of revolt. I don’t know what it looks like. I don’t know if they walk off the floor, I don’t know if they stage some kind of coup in the rules committee meeting the week before the convention.”
“You’re pretty much guaranteed some kind of fight,” he predicted. “There are hundreds of delegates that are openly hostile to Donald Trump and they’ll be in Cleveland and looking to cause a little bit of a mess.”
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