Donald Trump warns of voter anger if he loses convention

NEW YORK, USA (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told reporters in New York on Sunday (April 17) that he doesn't think there will be violence at his party's convention if he is not selected as the nominee. However, he added that his supporters will be "angry".

Mr Trump is struggling to amass the 1,237 delegates required to win the nomination on the first ballot at the convention in July. However, in recent days, he has been outmanoeuvred by campaign workers for rival candidate Senator Ted Cruz, who have used selection rules to win more delegates than Trump in states where Cruz actually won fewer votes than the New York real estate billionaire.

Speaking to reporters at a gathering on Staten Island Sunday, Mr Trump said the system for selecting a presidential nominee "is broken" and vowed to change the rules if he wins the general election in November.