During an appearance “Fox News Sunday” with host Chris Wallace, conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh warned that “utter chaos” would ensue if the GOP establishment snatches the presidential nomination from Donald Trump in a brokered convention.
“What happens if the ‘Establishment,’ as you put it, keeps [Trump] from getting the nomination?” Wallace asked Limbaugh.
“Well, you keep a sharp eye, who runs this convention? The ‘Establishment,’ these guys, whoever they are … the Republican Party, they run it,” Limbaugh said, adding that if Trump does not earn the 1,237 delegates majority necessary to receive the nomination and the GOP takes it away from him, “if that happens, there’s a walk-out. If that happens, then you’ve got utter chaos, because it will exemplify, typify exactly what has happened to the Republican Party at its base.”
When Wallace asked him if he would be okay with Trump as the GOP nominee, Limbaugh replied, “You deal with what you end up getting,” adding that there is a “much bigger upside than downside” in Trump’s case.
“A lot of people disagree with me on this, but the people who want somebody not of Washington — it’s serious this time … the disconnect between the Republican Party Establishment and the Democratic Establishment, and the people of this country is longer, broader, wider than I have ever seen it,” Limbaugh added. “These people in the Establishment have been telling us they’re the ones to fix everything, and everything they’ve tried to fix, they’ve botched.”
Watch the entire interview below:
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