Trump hits radio host Hugh Hewitt for 'gotcha questions'


Donald TrumpDonald TrumpObama reads mean tweet from Trump on ‘Kimmel’ 5 takeaways from the Pa. Senate debate Report: Clinton ordered operative to troll Trump with duck MORE accused conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt of asking him unfair questions about foreign affairs in an interview on Thursday.

The host of "The Hugh Hewitt Show” said he wanted to focus on "commander-in-chief questions" and asked Trump if he was familiar with General Qasem Soleimani, the leader of Iran’s Quds Force, as well as other prominent military figures in the Middle East.

Trump initially responded affirmatively, but began to give an answer about the “Kurds,” apparently confused by the word “Quds."

Trump said Hewitt was asking him “gotcha questions.”

“Well that is a ‘gotcha’ question, though, you know, when you’re asking me whose running this, this, this,” Trump said during the show.

“I will be so good at the military, your head will spin,” he continued. ”But obviously, I’m not meeting these people, I’m not seeing these people.”

Hewitt will also co-moderate the second GOP primary debate with "The Lead" host Jake Tapper on CNN Sept. 16.

Responding to a question on whether he is familiar with Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah since 1992, Trump protested that by the time he takes office, the major figures in the military landscape will have changed.

“I think by the time we get to office, they’ll all be changed. They’ll be all gone,” he said. “Those are like [a] history question — do you know this one, do you know that one?”

Hewitt said he was not trying to ask “gotcha” questions.

“Well it sounds like ‘gotcha,’ you’re asking me names — I think it’s somewhat ridiculous, but that’s OK, go ahead,” Trump responded.

Late in the interview, Hewitt asked: “So the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas does not matter to you yet, but it will?”

Trump replied: “It will when it’s appropriate. I will know more about it than you know, and believe me, it won’t take me long.”

The conversation remained cordial throughout the interview, with Hewitt eventually turning the conversation to other topics.

 Updated at 7:37 p.m.