Some perspective on Donald Trump’s embarrassing Hugh Hewitt interview

Some perspective on Donald Trump’s embarrassing Hugh Hewitt interview

Radio host Hugh Hewitt interviewed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on his radio program on Thursday, and the results were not pretty.

Trump bumbled basic foreign policy question, didn’t understand the differences between Hamas and Hezbollah, and mistaked [sic] the Quds Force — an Iranian paramilitary unit — for the Kurds, a Middle Eastern ethnic population….

Various pundits and publications across the political spectrum immediately pounced on Trump, mocking him for his inexplicable ignorance….

[C]ritics … might be forgetting a similarly cringe-inducing foreign policy interview with a Republican presidential frontrunner. In 1999, then-Gov. George W. Bush was interviewed by Andy Hiller of WHDH, a Boston NBC affiliate. Just as Hewitt asked Trump if he knew who Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was, Hiller peppered Bush with questions about the identities of various leaders throughout the world. At the time, Bush didn’t have a clue:

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