Donald Trump has said key Republicans are plotting a last-ditch bid to stop him from becoming the party’s presidential nominee.
The “insurgent group” is trying to deny him delegates at the party’s convention next month, he said before threatening to stop fundraising as a result.
“Now, you have a couple of guys that were badly defeated and they’re trying to organise maybe like a little bit of a delegate revolt. I thought they already tried that,” he said.
During a speech to supporters in Las Vegas he said the attempts were “illegal”, before dismissing them as a media-generated fabrication.
“It’s all made up by the press,” he said. “It’s a hoax, I’m telling you.”
Several Republicans in Congress say they will not attend the party convention and are not endorsing his candidacy.