As ridiculous as the 2016 GOP presidential primary has been, we haven't reached "peak stupidity" yet.
Sam Clovis, a senior Trump policy advisor claims that riots aren't violent. Clovis joined Alisyn Camerota on CNN's New Day today to discuss the story about the anti-Trump movement threatening to use convention rules against him so he isn't the nominee.
When Alisyn asked him about Trump's suggestion that there would be "rioting in the streets and big problems if her were denied somehow the nomination," he refused to accept that riots are automatically violent.
Camerota: Does he stand by those remarks? Does he want to clarify those remarks?
Clovis: Mr. Trump speaks for Mr. Trump.
She then played a clip of Paul Ryan castigating the idea that a candidate would even hint at a violent reaction.
Camerota: What do you think about the idea that he was suggesting that there would be violence? Threatening that there would be violence?
Clovis: I don’t think he said violence, he said riots…
Camerota: Riots are violence, by definition. Clovis: I don’t accept that.
Clovis then filibustered for a while which for some reason knocked Camerota off her game and she didn't follow up by getting Clovis to explain how riots aren't violent.
Do I need to define the term "rioting?"
And the stupid continues.