Trump Gets a Rough Ride on Wisconsin Radio
Conservative host calls him a fraud and a bully
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 29, 2016 3:24 AM CDT

(Newser) – Judging from how he handled Megyn Kelly's questioning, Donald Trump may be about to go to war with more than one conservative radio host in Wisconsin. The candidate got a rough ride when he called radio shows in the state on Monday, with WTMJ host Charlie Sykes calling him a "giant fraud" as a conservative and likening his attacks on Heidi Cruz to the behavior of a "12-year-old bully on the playground," Mashable reports. "Here in Wisconsin, we value things like civility, decency, and actual conservative principles," Sykes told Trump. When Sykes pressed Trump about his history of sexist comments, Trump said he "never thought he would run for office" and stressed that he had always treated women fairly in his business career, Mediaite reports.

Toward the end of the Sykes interview, Trump admitted he hadn't known beforehand that the host, a Ted Cruz supporter, was part of the #NeverTrump movement. In another interview, WISN host Vicki McKenna questioned Trump's ability to unify Republicans, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "This is a state that pulled together Republican coalitions," she said. "Scott Walker didn't win or get the incredible reforms that we were actually able to pass through in a blue-state-turned-purple-state like Wisconsin by dividing Republicans." McKenna said Trump hung up on her when they disagreed about his Heidi Cruz comments.