Trump Blasts Hugh Hewitt as “Third-Rate Radio Announcer” After Islamist “Gotcha” Question
Even CNN senior political adviser David Gergen said it was a “gotcha” interview.
** The GOP invited Hugh Hewitt to moderate the next debate on CNN.
Hewitt previously said he does not believe Trump has the temperament to be president of the United States.
This morning Trump attacked Hewitt as “third-rate radio announcer” after his terrorism quiz.
The Hill reported:
Donald Trump is blasting Hugh Hewitt after stumbling over foreign policy questions in an interview with the conservative radio host.
“[He is] a third-rate radio announcer,” Trump told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday morning.
Trump clashed with the radio host on Thursday evening’s “The Hugh Hewitt Show.” Hewitt began asking him what he called “commander-in-chief questions” about international affairs. The exchange became heated when Trump mistook a question about Iran’s Quds Force as a query about the Kurds.
On Friday, Trump said that the broadcaster’s show is beneath him despite his multiple appearances with Hewitt since launching his 2016 campaign in June. Trump said Hewitt was trying to embarrass him by asking about obscure topics.
“Every question was, ‘Do you know this one or know that one?’ ” Trump said.
“I do think the Kurds are not being utilized properly or being used properly,” he added.
Hewitt is also slated to co-moderate the second GOP debate on CNN on Sept. 16.