Monday, March 28, 2016

Take note, Media: Charlie Sykes ACTUALLY CHALLENGES Trump (ADDENDUM)

And here's that rare moment these days where Trump is actually challenged by someone in the media...
TRS: Donald Trump was on with Charlie Sykes in Wisconsin this morning for a radio interview and it’s a doozy. Charlie Sykes began the interview holding Trump’s feet to the fire for his retweet attack on Ted Cruz’s wife which clearly made Trump uncomfortable.

At one point Trump even attacks Sykes suggesting that he thought this was over until he came on Sykes’ show, and that he’d rather talk about policy.

So then they talked about policy and it didn’t get any better.

Finally someone who isn’t afraid to hold The Donald accountable for what he says.

But even more than that, I love how he got Trump to admit that his threats to raise tariffs on Chinese imports was JUST A BLUFF.

What? I thought The Donald was the best negotiator in the known universe!

RedState: This is why it’s important to have a competent campaign. Donald Trump’s people should have never allowed him to go on Charlie Sykes’ show. Sykes is a well known critic of Trump – moreover, he’s intelligent, articulate, and a relentless interview. As a communications professional, you have to always know what kinds of interview you are sending your boss into.

Charlie Sykes is probably the biggest talk radio personality in the state of Wisconsin, and he’s good enough at his job that he’s pretty well nationally known. However, he is an avowed #NeverTrump supporter. A competent communications person would have known this and at the very least told Trump.

Trump’s comms people, though, are Katrina Pierson, et al, as opposed to competent people. And so you get debacles like the one that unfolded on Charlie Sykes’s show, where Sykes flat out tells Trump he’s #NeverTrump and Trump clearly didn’t know.

Brutal. The rest of the media should take notes on how to actually pin Trump down on an answer to a question. If Charlie Sykes can do it, why can’t anyone from any of the major cable news networks?

I don’t think Wisconsin is going to go well for Trump a week from tomorrow.
Drumpf walking right into the #NeverTrump radio buzzsaw should provide a teachable moment for sane voters in the areas of this guy's personality and policies (or lack thereof).

#NeverTrump #ChooseCruz #Wisconsin!

Related links: Ted Cruz Awesomely Mocks Trump’s ‘Late at Night’ Twitter Antics As Meaningless

Here’s Trump’s trainwreck interview on the Today Show where he showed how scummy he can be

ADDENDUM: And Tuesday morning, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker finally pulled the trigger and joined Charlie Sykes to make a big announcement!

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