And it’s not hard to hear the dog whistle Trump is sending to his supporters:
“I hope it doesn’t involve violence. I hope it doesn’t. I’m not suggesting that,” Trump told reporters on Sunday here in Staten Island. “I hope it doesn’t involve violence, and I don’t think it will. But I will say this, it’s a rigged system, it’s a crooked system. It’s 100 percent corrupt.”
One could argue that he’s just, you know, blabbing, but honestly, I do think that Trump knows exactly what he is saying. He is sending a tacit message, maybe in the form of wishful thinking aloud, and knows that some of his supporters will actually make good and bring about violence. Trump wants that.
Or at least the threat of it. It’s kind of shot across the bow to the RNC as well as Republicans: support me at the convention… or else!
This is starting to get real.