He may want to rethink that thought, sounds like Occupy/Black Lives Matter.
Via Free Beacon:
Sam Clovis, national campaign co-chair and policy adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, said during a television appearance Friday that riots are not the same as violence, referencing Trump’s prediction that riots would break out if he does not get the GOP nomination.
The clip can be found on Mediaite’s website.
Clovis made his statements on CNN’s New Day to co-host Alisyn Camerota.
Camerota referenced comments Trump made Wednesday describing how there would be riots and “problems like you’ve never seen before” if he did not receive the Republican nomination because of his high level of voter support.
She then played a clip of House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) condemning any statements hinting at violence as “unacceptable” before asking, “What do you think about the idea that [Trump] was suggesting that there would be violence, threatening that there would be violence?”
“I don’t think he said violence; he said riots,” Clovis responded. “And I’m not – ”
“Riots are violence by definition,” Camerota interjected.