Donald Trump has no intention of inviting Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich to speak at the Republican convention if they do not support his candidacy.
“If there’s no endorsement, then I would not invite them to speak,” Trump told the New York Times.
But it is not all in Trump’s hands.
Because Cruz won a majority of delegates in 8 states his name will probably be entered into the nomination pool, which would guarantee him a speaking spot, according to the Times.
The comments by Trump come as some rogue delegates have been trying to stage a coup at the convention to deny the billionaire the nomination.
“You mean to tell me we’re going to get the largest vote in the history of the Republican primaries, and now the same people that either didn’t run or got beaten in a landslide are going to try and back-end?” Trump asked.
“My supporters are tremendously loyal to me,” he said. “They would not stand for it.”
The Times reported that the Republican National Committee and Trump are installing party loyalists in key positions to ensure the nomination goes as smoothly as possible.