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Donald Trump is furious with right wing talk show host Hugh Hewitt for trying to set him up to fail on foreign policy questions during a Thursday night interview. He was still visibly upset the next day and expressed his concerns while appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe show Friday. Trump called in and when asked about foreign policy by David Ignatius, he ripped Hugh Hewitt as being a third rate radio interviewer.
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.
Reports emerged on Friday that Trump’s campaign staff are furious over Hewitt’s questioning of their candidate and is considering blacklisting him from future interviews.
“@HughHewitt producer says Trump’s team spitting fire over ‘gotcha’ FP Qs,” Townhall.com Political Editor Guy Benson tweeted. “Threatening to never do show again.”
I'm not saying I agree with Trump on his complaints about the interview, but calling Hewitt a third rate hack seems about right. It's shocking to me that Hugh Hewitt was asked by CNN to be part of their debate coverage later this month, but they seemed desperate to appease the RNC.