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Paul Ryan Calls Donald Trump's 'Riots' Comment 'Unacceptable'

Trump suggested there would be riots if he were denied the GOP nomination at the convention

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    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said comments Donald Trump made about potential riots if he were denied the GOP nomination were "unacceptable."

    House Speaker Paul Ryan said it was “unacceptable” for Donald Trump to suggest there would be rioting if he is not chosen as the Republican nominee, NBC News reported.

    "Nobody should say such things in my opinion because to even address or hint to violence is unacceptable," he told reporters on Capitol Hill.

    The Republican presidential front-runner said on CNN Wednesday that “you’d have riots” if he does not win the GOP nomination at the convention in July.

    For the first time, Ryan — who will be the chairman of the convention in Cleveland — acknowledged there could be an open convention. He already dismissed the possibility of opposing Trump as the party's nominee.