Trump may not secure enough delegates to win the Republican nomination, so Seth Meyers took ‘A Closer Look’ on Wednesday’s Late Night at the possibility of a brokered convention in Cleveland this July.
Trump won big this past Tuesday, which was being called Super Tuesday Part 2 by some media outlets, and “2 Super 2-sday, 28 States Later, or Marco and Ted’s Bogus Journey” by others. However, despite his strong showing, even if he finishes with the most votes, he may not get enough delegates to win the nomination.
Ted Cruz and John Kasich have scored enough delegates to shake up the race just enough to have that effect. Meanwhile, Marco Rubio suspended his campaign after his poor showing Tuesday, “which is out of character, because normally when Rubio loses, he gives a victory speech,” says Seth.
If Trump does not win the nomination outright, the Republican party could have a brokered convention, in which the party establishment chooses a candidate during the convention. Pundits believe if that happens, Trump supporters will burn Cleveland to the ground. Seth wonders, “How much more can the city of Cleveland take? They just got rid of Johnny Manziel. Now this?”
To prepare, Cleveland is seeking to buy 2,000 sets of riot gear suitable for police riding bicycles. Yes, bicycles. Seth takes a moment to spare a thought for those bicycle-riding riot patrol officers, because Trump has a warning for the Republican party if he doesn’t win the nomination. “Bad things will happen.” Though, the argument could be made that bad things will happen if he wins it, too.