Booting Trump at the convention would be 'blacker mark' against Republicans

The Republican convention runs July 18-21.

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To be sure, there is an undercurrent of unease in Cleveland over the potential for embarrassment, dissent, and chaos.

But the only out-of-the-ordinary elements visible so far are the divisive candidate himself - who continued to show a disregard for political norms this week by defending a Tweet widely regarded as anti-Semitic - and things outside of his control, like scheming by some Republicans to upend his nomination. "And that would be exciting news".

"There's not a chance I'd let him into one of my restaurants", Symon said.

"It's a work in progress".

HP has since split into two corporations; neither is donating to either convention this year. Individual donors can give no more than $100,200 per year for the conventions; PAC donations are limited to $45,000 per year. "He certainly knows how to command attention and use the media to get his point across".

"Police say they are ".on a heightened state of awareness for domestic attacks as is law enforcement throughout the country. "It's not going make our job any easier and it's certainly not going to make the event any safer", said Loomis.

Protestors opposed to Donald Trump in New York Thursday called on retail giant Walmart to follow other major companies and stay away from the Republican Party convention this month. Cutting Trump loose would only exacerbate that problem and likely irreparably split the GOP. They're asking the national party for a "conscience clause", that would free the delegates to vote for any Republican. The policy covers damage of public property, out-of-town police and equipment, and any legal claims made by people arrested during the four-day convention.

Live Stream - There will be gavel to gavel live streaming of the Convention's proceedings, and anyone with the app will have every moment in the palm of their hand.

Under the current rules, a candidate has to win the support of the majority of delegates in eight states to be considered for the nomination.

The Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott has decided against sending more than 30 officers to help with security at the Republican National Convention. "So if they start from the very beginning by changing the rules, and unbounding them, then we can have our white knight come in". "We got Matt Romney, we got this guy - they have to have a who".

"It's looking more and more like it's going to boil down to the delegates realizing they are unbound without any codification and taking their innate right to be unbound to the floor and exercising it", Unruh said.

"Given the climate nationally and internationally, the risk assessment was higher than it's been for other conventions", Cleveland Finance Director Sharon Dumas told The Associated Press last week.

"I'm nervous as hell", said Nina Turner, a former Democratic state senator from Cleveland, who co-chairs the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board, an initiative by Republican Gov. John Kasich. "I don't think people should be scared of the notion that it's going to be chaos". But she has called Trump "a dishonest demagogue" and said his nomination would be disastrous for the party.

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