Seth Meyers looks ahead to Trump riots: "How much more can Cleveland take?"

"Some poor kid in Cleveland's gonna wake up, see a fire, and think the Browns won the Super Bowl. It's not fair"

Brendan Gauthier
March 17, 2016 2:58PM (UTC)

"Late Night" host Seth Meyers last night took a "Closer Look" at the potential for a brokered GOP convention, the last chance for the Republican establishment to block Donald Trump from the nomination come July.

Despite Trump's impressive showing on Tuesday, Meyers explained, "the results leave open the possibility that he still might not win an outright majority of delegates."


"How much more can Cleveland take?" Meyers said, responding to pundits' concerns that any attempt to block Trump at the convention there would lead to chaos. "They just got rid of Johnny Manziel. Now this?"

"Some poor kid in Cleveland's gonna wake up, see a fire, and think the Browns won the Super Bowl," he added. "It's not fair."

Trump responded to the threat (or promise, depending on who you ask) of a contested convention, telling CNN, "I don't think you could say that we don't get it automatically. I think you'd have riots ... I think bad things would happen."

Said Meyers, "That's Donald Trump participating in the New Jersey tradition of couching a threat as a prediction."

Watch the full segment below:

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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