If the Republicans, conservatives and liberal media can’t torpedo Donald Trump’s ridiculous and destructive presidential quest fairly and based on substance, their problems go a lot deeper than Donald Trump.
Wait a minute—they do!
The attempt to make a big deal out of Trump’s performance on the conservative radio talk show hosted by Earl Warren look-alike Hugh Hewitt is another example of the kind of unfair tactics that will just drive more supporters his way. First Hewitt asked Trump about Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who Washington Post blogger Erik Wemple calls the famous leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force. Really? Famous? I’ll say right now: never heard of the dude. I will also say that if my ethics business required dealing with Iraq, I’d be briefed on him thoroughly before I had to make any substantive decisions. Trump’s “yeeees…” indicated that ether he knew a quiz was coming, or had no idea who he was; then he said, “Go ahead, give me a little, go ahead, tell me.” Then…
Hewitt: “He runs the Quds Forces.” (Listen to this on the Post link. I’m from Boston. Anyone in my high school would have pronounced “Quds” and “Kurds” indistinguishably)
Trump: “Yes, OK, right.”
Hewitt: “Do you expect his behavior–”
Trump: “I think the Kurds, by the way, have been horribly mistreated by us.”
Hewitt: “No, not the Kurds — the Quds Forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Quds Forces — the bad guys.”
Trump: “Yes, right.”
Hewitt: “Do you expect his behavior to change as a result –”
Trump: “Oh, I thought you said Kurds, Kurds.”
This, apparently, shows that Trump is unqualified to be President. (He is, but not because of this.) Count on Democrats using the fact that Hillary can run off these names as proof of her superiority, though she was, you know, Secretary of State. Later, when Hewitt tried more quiz questions about the Middle East, Trump objected: Continue reading