Donald Trump is soaring high and appears untouchable. His thought-terminating rhetoric has managed to capture the hearts and minds of several generations of white supremacists, and the fact that the Teabagging Juggernaut seems to feel unstoppable now makes sense.
This is why Trump feels so confident taking on right-wing talking heads; first it was Megyn “Santa is white” Kelly, and now, it’s conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt.
Trump on Foreign Policy: A Kurd has something to do with cheese.
The most coherent of Trump’s foreign policy ideas has been spending billions of dollars to build a wall along the Mexican border, as there’s no way that money would be better served going back into our crumbling infrastructure.
In fact, that’s probably the only coherent point in Trump’s whole campaign.
Thus, it’s no surprise that Trump fumbled several foreign policy questions about the Middle East during a Thursday interview with right-wing talking head Hugh Hewitt. During that interview, Trump mixed up Iraq’s special Quds force with the Kurdish ethnic group. He was also unable to name the leaders of key world terror organizations.
Of course, Hewitt probably didn’t intend to make Trump look stupid — why should Hewitt get all the credit? — but that didn’t stop Trump from accusing Hewitt of asking “gotcha questions” and dismissing questions about ISIL as “inappropriate.” Trump would also call Hewitt a “third-rate radio announcer” on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
In short, the whole exchange is a typical Trump exchange — with one exception: Before Trump was slamming Hewitt in public, Trump was praising Hewitt in private.
“A Great Honor”
Despite Trump’s attacks, Hewitt still rushed to Trump’s defense during a Friday CNN appearance, noting that Trump “did very well throughout most of the interview.”
He continued, telling CNN’s Brianna Keilar:
I’m not trying to catch anyone out on the names. I get confused on the names.
As a way to show thanks, Trump took to Twitter and slammed Hewitt in several tweets:
Which, of course, prompted a reply from Hewitt’s radio show, which posted a handwritten letter by Donald Trump calling it a “great honor” to appear on Hewitt’s program:
Donald Trump, a two-faced liar? Say it ain’t so — he’ll fit right in with the backbiting viper’s nest of right-wing Christians he caters to.
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