Police: 16-year-old boy arrested, accused of throwing egg during Trump rally in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was in Milwaukee on Monday evening, April 4th for an event at the Milwaukee Theatre. This, on the eve of the presidential primary election in the Badger State. Milwaukee police say there was one arrest during the event -- a 16-year-old boy, who was cited for disorderly conduct, accused of throwing an egg.
The question heading into Tuesday, April 5th was will Wisconsin be Trump's undoing? Or will he pull off a comeback in the Badger State and move closer to the Republican presidential nomination?
On Monday in Milwaukee, Trump acknowledged he is trailing in Wisconsin, but he said "we're making progress."
"You`re going to say 'that was the single greatest vote I`ve ever cast.' You`re going to look back and you`re going to be proud of yourselves, and you`ll be proud of your country again," Trump told voters in Milwaukee.
Donald Trump and wife Melania at Milwaukee Theatre
Melania Trump in Milwaukee
Trump's wife, Melania read prepared remarks during Trump's event at the Milwaukee Theatre -- calling her husband fair, hard-working and kind. This was an attempt to convince undecided voters that Trump is not "anti-women."
"I`m very proud of him. He`s a hard worker. He`s kind. He has a great heart. He`s tough. He`s smart," Melania Trump said.
Trump has poured resources into the Badger State.
So what if he doesn't win?
"One of the great writers called me up and said 'what you've done is incredible.' I said 'no, no. I have to win.' He said 'if you win, if you lose, it will go down in the history books. It's incredible.' I said 'no, Sir. If I don`t win, to me I will consider it a tremendous waste of time -- and a tremendous waste of money. But a tremendous waste of time,'" Trump said.
Donald Trump in Milwaukee at Milwaukee Theatre
About 1,000 people were on hand for Trump's event in Milwaukee, but the theatre was far from full.
Early during the event, someone appeared to throw something in Trump's direction. It missed by a mile, and security led one person out.
Milwaukee police say the object was an egg, and a 16-year-old boy was arrested for throwing it. Police said he was being cited for disorderly conduct.
During his speech in Milwaukee, Trump renewed his call for John Kasich to drop out of the race and kept up his attacks on Ted Cruz, who is leading in Wisconsin, according to the latest Marquette University Law School poll, released on March 30th.
Marquette University Law School Poll: Where Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich stand in Wisconsin
"I`m in my hotel, and I`m looking at the ads, and Cruz says 'I`m going to bring back jobs.' He`s using my same language! Here`s the problem -- they don`t know where to begin. And if they did -- lyin' Ted! Lyin' Ted!" Trump said.
Trump hosted several events in Wisconsin on Monday -- including a town hall event in La Crosse on Monday morning, a rally in Superior on Monday afternoon, a "Hannity" taping in Milwaukee at the Pabst Theater on Monday evening, and finally, the rally in Milwaukee at the Milwaukee Theatre.
Supporters await Donald Trump's appearance at Milwaukee Theatre
Trump on Monday explained a potential loss in Wisconsin -- saying that he has been beset with negative ads from other campaigns and third-party groups, bemoaning the influence of talk radio in the Milwaukee area and Governor Scott Walker's endorsement of Ted Cruz, and the fact that John Kasich remains in the race.
"How about Kasich? Kasich is one for 32, OK? You know what he is? He`s a guy that just doesn`t stop. Which I respect in one way in one way, because I always say 'never quit. Never give up,'" Trump said.
At 9:00 p.m. CT, Hannity presented an hour long interview with Trump at Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, taped earlier Monday.
Featuring a live audience, the program included questions from both host Sean Hannity as well as Wisconsin voters before they cast their ballots on Tuesday.
Trump said he would be staying in Wisconsin Monday night, though as of late Monday night, Trump had no public events scheduled for Tuesday.