Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump admitted during a radio interview that he isn’t familiar with the names of major terrorist leaders but chided the host for asking “gotcha questions” about the topic.
Trump’s appearance on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show began with a series of questions about foreign policy.
And at one point, Hewitt told the billionaire businessman that he wants the next president to know who “Hassan Nasrallah is, and Zawahiri, and al-Julani, and al-Baghdadi” — referring to the leaders of Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusra, and the Islamic State, respectively.
“Do you know the players without a scorecard yet, Donald Trump?” Hewitt asked.
“No,” said Trump, who leads his 16 Republican rivals — including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — in the polls. “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.”
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Trump said he knew Hewitt was going to ask him “things like this.”
“And there’s no reason,” the real estate mogul and former reality television host said. “Because No. 1, I’ll find — I will hopefully find — General Douglas MacArthur in the pack. … You know, those are like history questions.”
During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Friday, Trump demised Hewitt as a “third-rate radio announcer”
“It was like gotcha, gotcha,” he said of the interview. “Every question was: Do I know this one and that one? It was like he worked hard on that.”