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Responding to threats made by Donald Trump supporter Roger Stone, TownHall.com news editor Katie Pavlich compared the candidate’s supporters to a mob.
Appearing on “The Kelly File,” Pavlich was asked about Stone’s comments earlier this week about an attempt to steal the nomination away from Trump at the Republican National Convention — the former Nixon aide said he will “disclose the hotels and the room numbers of those delegates who are directly involved in the steal.”
Stone made the remark Monday in a radio interview with Philadelphia’s Dom Giordano.
“We will disclose the hotels and the room numbers of those delegates who are directly involved in the steal,” he said. “If you’re from Pennsylvania, we’ll tell you who the culprits are. We urge you to visit their hotel and find them. You have a right to discuss this, if you voted in the Pennsylvania primary, for example, and your votes are being disallowed.”
“This is par for the course for the Trump campaign,” Pavlich said, although Stone is not officially associated with the campaign in any capacity.
“You saw Donald Trump saying there might be riots if he doesn’t become the nominee,” she told host Megyn Kelly. “You have many of his surrogates essentially justifying violence because people are upset with the way that the country is going.”
“And for Roger Stone to now say that he’s going to give out the hotel rooms of delegates – it’s a mob.”
Pavlich doubled down on her rhetoric after saying the Trump campaign “should be focusing their energy on trying to convince delegates not to leave Donald Trump, through policy positions.”
“But instead, they’re sicking a mob onto people,” she said. “It’s not the way that we work in American society.”
It could also come with consequences, Pavlich warned.
“For [Stone] to say go visit them at their hotel rooms, it’s a threat,” she added. “It’s intimidation and it will have consequences if these Trump supporters choose to act on those directions and instructions.”
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