Wisconsin conservative radio host and MSNBC guest Charlie Sykes, a #NeverTrump leader in his state and now a regular fixture on the network, said Tuesday that Ted Cruz was never his first choice. Cruz wasn't his second or third show either, the radio show said. Sykes told MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, hosting an afternoon edition of Morning Joe, that he is more anti-Trump than he is pro-Cruz. Sykes called Cruz "acceptable enough to Wisconsinites."
"I've said Ted Cruz is not my first choice, my second choice, or my third choice, but he's the guy right now who is the only guy that can stop Donald Trump from getting 1,237 and the only candidate who can stop him in Wisconsin. He is the guy. So I am more anti-Trump than I am pro-Cruz, but Ted Cruz acceptable enough to Wisconsinites," Sykes said.