Donald Trump thought the name game was a losing one, and let radio show host Hugh Hewitt know that in no uncertain terms during a Thursday interview.
“Do you know the players without a scorecard, yet, Donald Trump?”, Hewitt asked after Trump appeared unfamiliar with the names of the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force and the leaders of Hezbollah and ISIS.
“No, you know, I’ll tell you honestly, I think by the time we get to office, they’ll all be changed. They’ll be all gone,” Trump said. “You know, those are like history questions. Do you know this one, do you know that one.”
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“I’m not trying to quiz you on who the worst guy in the world is,” Hewitt said later, after insisting to Trump he was not trying to ask “gotcha” questions.
“Well, that is a gotcha question, though,” Trump replied. “I mean, you know, when you’re asking me about who’s running this, this this, that’s not, that is not, I will be so good at the military, your head will spin. But obviously, I’m not meeting these people. I’m not seeing these people…I think what is really important is to pick out, and this is something I’m so good at, to pick out who is going to be the best person to represent us militarily, because we have some great people, militarily. I don’t know that we’re using them.”
At the conclusion of the interview Hewitt returned to the subject of the individuals and organizations whose names appeared to baffle Trump.
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“Do you think if I ask people to talk about those three things, and the differences, that that’s a gotcha question?”
“I think it’s ridiculous,” Trump shot back. “I’ll have, I’m a delegator. I find great people. I find absolutely great people, and I’ll find them in our armed services, and I find absolutely great people. And now on the bigger picture, like the fact that our Kurds are being treated so poorly, and would really is the one group that really would be out there fighting for us, I think, and fighting for themselves, maybe more importantly to them, I understand that. But when you start throwing around names of people and where they live and give me their address, I think it’s ridiculous, and I think it’s totally worthless.”
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