Trump Fails Foreign Policy, But Says He 'Will be So Good at the Military, Your Head Will Spin'
Megyn Kelly might be getting a bit of a break from being Donald Trump's main nemesis, because he was just kind of roasted by a bunch of foreign policy questions from conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.
At one point, Hewitt asked Trump if he was familiar with "General Soleimani" and the "Quds Forces." (He referred to Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the elite Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guard Corps.) Trump said he was but then appeared to mistake the Quds for the Kurds, a Middle Eastern ethnic group.
"The Kurds, by the way, have been horribly mistreated by us," said Trump.
Hewitt corrected him: "No, not the Kurds, the Quds Forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Forces."
And after some more Qud/Kurd back and forth, Hewitt asserted that these were standard things you should know if you want to be president, and got classic Trump in return:
"Well, that is a gotcha question, though," he said. "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."
And out of that entire exchange, the only thing Trump supporters will hear is that last sentence.
The whole foreign policy piece of the interview is pure Trump. When Hewitt asked a hypothetical about what he'd do if China accidentally sunk a Filipino or Japanese ship: "I wouldn’t want to tell you, because frankly, they have to, you know, somebody wrote a very good story about me recently, and they said there’s a certain unpredictable, and it was actually another businessman, said there’s a certain unpredictability about Trump that’s great, and it’s what made him a lot of money and a lot of success." When Hewitt pointed out that a commander-in-chief should know who Hassan Nasrallah, Zawahiri, al-Julani, and al-Baghdadi are, Trump admitted he didn't but it didn't matter because they'll all be gone by the time he's in office and then veered into the weeds: "I knew you were going to ask me things like this, and there's no reason, because number one, I'll find, I will hopefully find General Douglas MacArthur in the pack. I will find whoever it is that I'll find, and we'll, but they're all changing, Hugh."
So rest easy, America. Trump's going to be tremendous out there. As long as he finds his MacArthur. Hopefully one who knows his Quds from his Kurds.