WTMJ/Milwaukee To Air CNN GOP Town Hall Tuesday
Sparks Fly In Charlie Sykes' Interview With Donald Trump
March 28, 2016 at 3:36 PM (PT)
SCRIPPS News-Talk WTMJ-A/MILWAUKEE will air the CNN Republican Town Hall TUESDAY (3/29). Coverage will begin with a special one-hour pre-event show focusing on local issues at 6p (CT), followed by the town hall with DONALD TRUMP, TED CRUZ, and JOHN KASICH 7-10p.
“When news is made in MILWAUKEE, WTMJ is there to cover it.” said VP/GM TOM LANGMYER. “We are WISCONSIN’s Radio Station and that means delivering live and local coverage on which our listeners can depend.”
Charlie Sykes Takes On Trump In Contentious Interview
WTMJ was also the focus of national attention when host CHARLIE SYKES, interviewing TRUMP TODAY (3/28), challenged the G.O.P. frontrunner to apologize for his retweeting an attack on CRUZ' wife HEIDI. TRUMP would not apologize, he told SYKES, unless CRUZ apologizes first for an attack meme on TRUMP's wife MELANIA; CRUZ has denied responsibility for the meme, which compared his wife to a nude photo of MELANIA and was released prior to the UTAH primary.
SYKES, a supporter of CRUZ, asked TRUMP, "Is this your standard, that if a supporter of another candidate, not the candidate himself, does something despicable, that it's okay for you personally, a candidate for president of the UNITED STATES, to behave in that same way? I mean, I expect that from a 12-year-old bully on the playground, not someone who wants the office held by ABRAHAM LINCOLN."