Donald Trump was intereviewed by conservative talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt yesterday, discussing Islamic extremism – where he was asked to identify major players including General Qassem Suleimani of Iran’s Quds Force, Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah, Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammad al-Julani, and Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump stumbled through the interview, admitting he couldn’t ID them, but said when he becomes President, it won’t take him long to get up to speed on the Middle East – claiming the questions Hewitt was asking him were ‘gotcha questions’. Hewitt ended the conversation by asking, “So the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas does not matter to you yet, but it will?” To which 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.” Do think matters relating to the Middle East are ‘gotcha questions’? Shouldn’t Trump know the key players in the Middle East before becoming President? Does this give some insight into Trumps’ mind-set?
Interview can be heard here.