Donald Trump slammed conservative broadcaster Hugh Hewitt as a "third rate radio announcer" on Friday, one day after an interview with Hewitt exposed major gaps in Trump's foreign policy knowledge.
"It was like gotcha, gotcha," Trump said on MSNBC's Morning Joe. "Every question was do I know this one and that one? It was like he worked hard on that."
On Thursday, Hewitt asked Trump on his radio program about Quds Force commander Ghasem Soleimani. Trump responded an his oft-repeated line about how Kurds have been "mistreated."
"Oh, I’m sorry, I thought you said Kurds," he added when corrected.
But Trump quickly pivoted to slamming Hewitt for asking "gotcha questions" after the radio host suggested that the commander-in-chief should have an in-depth knowledge of players on the world stage.
"I’m looking for the next commander-in-chief, to know who Hassan Nasrallah is, and Zawahiri, and al-Julani, and al-Baghdadi. Do you know the players without a scorecard, yet, Donald Trump?" Hewitt asked.
"No, you know, I’ll tell you honestly, I think by the time we get to office, they’ll all be changed," Trump shot back, calling Hewitt's line of questioning "ridiculous."
"I’m a delegator," he said. "I find great people. I find absolutely great people, and I’ll find them in our armed services, and I find absolutely great people."
When he's elected, Trump added, "I will be so good at the military, your head will spin."