A tale of two interviews: Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina on foreign policy

crew-22312Donald Trump needs to mind his tongue and stop the ” He’s a third-rate radio announcer,” type comments.

Show some discipline Mr. Trump if your goal is to become President of the United States.

What possible good could this type of rhetoric do him when he is already ahead in the polls?

The only thing at this time that can stop Donald Trump is his own ego and mouth.

Jake Miller

CBS News

September 5. 2015

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After Donald Trump struggled through a foreign policy interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday, the 2016 Republican frontrunner accused Hewitt of asking “gotcha” questions and later criticized the host as a “third-rate radio announcer.”

But one of Trump’s competitors for the 2016 nomination, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, faced a similar set of questions from Hewitt later on Thursday, and though she conceded she has some studying up to do, she didn’t lash out at Hewitt about it.

The host began by asking each candidate about General Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Iran Revolutionary Guard’s Quds forces, and how the Iranian nuclear deal would affect Iran’s militant proxies.

Trump began his answer by discussing the Kurds, an ethnic group in the region. When Hewitt clarified that he said “Quds,” Trump replied, “Oh, I thought you said Kurds.”

On General Soleimani, Trump asked Hewitt, “Is he the gentleman that was going back and forth with Russia and meeting with Putin?

I read something….Not good for us. And what it shows is a total lack of respect, I mean, that the other countries would even be entertaining him, and they’re entertaining him big league.”

Carly_fiorina_speakingCarly Fiorina, by contrast, launched into a lucid argument that the nuclear deal would empower Iran’s armed proxies in the region.

“We know that the general of the Quds force has been a powerful tool of the Iranian regime to sow conflict,” she explained.

“The Iranian deal, which sadly, has just been approved by Congress, starts a massive flow of money, and that money is going to be used not only to build up an Iranian nuclear weapon, which they have been hell-bent on getting for thirty years.

That money is also going to go to the Quds forces, going to go Hezbollah.

It’s going to go to all of Iran’s proxies, which is why I’ve said to you on other occasions, Hugh, that we have to stop the money flow.”

Hewitt then asked each candidate whether they’re familiar with the main players among the network of terrorist syndicates in the Middle East.

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“No, 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,” Trump replied. “Those are like history questions. Do you know this one, do you know that one…as far as the individual players, of course I don’t know them. I’ve never met them. I haven’t been, you know, in a position to meet them.”

When Hewitt insisted he wasn’t trying to play “gotcha” with Trump, the candidate didn’t buy it.

“Well, that is a gotcha question, though,” he said. “I will be so good at the military, your head will spin. But obviously, I’m not meeting these people. I’m not seeing these people… it sounded like gotcha. You’re asking me names that, I think it’s somewhat ridiculous, but that’s okay.”

Fiorina, facing a similar line of questioning, acknowledged she could bone up a bit on the issue. “I have to be very honest with you and say that sometimes I can get confused a bit between the name and group because they sound a bit alike sometimes, so I have to pause and think sometimes,” she admitted. “But, I certainly know all those names both of the individual leaders and of the terrorist groups. I certainly understand where these terrorists are in play. I certainly understand that one of the most dangerous things that is going on right now is competition among these leaders and among their terrorist groups.”

Fiorina closed the interview with Hewitt by defending the host from Trump’s criticism. “I don’t think they’re ‘gotcha questions’ at all,” she said. “The questions you’re asking are at the heart of the threat that we face, that our ally, Israel, faces, that the world faces. It is critically important that America lead again in the world. It is critically important that we have a leader in the White House who understands the world and who’s in it and how it works.”

During a Friday appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump, as he often does when he faces tough questions from the media, lashed out again at Hewitt.

“You do have it right, and when you say Quds vs. Kurds, I thought he said Kurds,” Trump said. “This is like a third rate radio announcer, that I did his show, it was gotcha gotcha, do I know this one and that one, he worked hard on that, I thought he said Kurds.”

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11 Responses to A tale of two interviews: Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina on foreign policy

  1. Brittius says:

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  3. Dave the Differentator says:

    Well, Americans just have to wonder what is going on.

    Iran and its leaders stand up and chant “Death to America” and Kerry and Obama make a deal with this guy?

    THEN, Congress approves the deal?

    What happened to America AND our carpet bombing that was effective and remains effective.

    All of this BS about keep your enemy close is just plain stupid.

    America has many enemies who want us all dead – SO LET”S KILL THEM FIRST!

    Or, looking at the problem form an over population point of view, America needs to thin back the stupid factor. 1,400 years of inbreeding creates lots of idiots.

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    • dajjal says:

      Shit happened. Viet Nam, following Korea formed a pattern of defeatism. Moral relativism & multiculturalism confused our moral compass. Politicians became fond of oil money. America became dependent on oil imports ‘cuzza treasonous policies set by corrupt politicians.

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  4. dajjal says:

    Cut the shit! Sulimani (sp?) is the man in charge of the outfit that most devastated our forces in A&I with EFPs and IEDs. Al Quds is a reference to Jerusalem; its about reconquest of Israel. The General is under sanctions, which will be removed by a specific provision of the damn deal. Neither candidate brought it up.

    Trump demonstrated his arrogant narcissism, matching that of Obamination. He deleriously dreams about knowing more than Hugh. Yeah, right.

    All of which diverts attention from the real issue and it ain’t terrorism. Its Jihad, Stupid! And Jihad is Islam. No Islam, no Jihad, no Islamic terrorism.

    Does any aspirant to the nomination have the brains and balls to expose the real problem: Quran surahs Al-Anfal & At-Taubah and Reliance Of The Traveller Book O, Chapter 9?? If Cruz won’t do it, it won’t get done. Trump does not know, Weed & Fiorina don’t care.

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  5. JCscuba says:

    I think he will do a Humpty Dumpty on us.

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    • dajjal says:

      It could happen, but I am not predicting it. He has a great deal of momentum and he is sucking up the media oxygen. If he gets through the next ‘debate’ without stumbling, he will be difficult to deter.

      The alternatives are too finely divided. Consolidation is needed. I’d like to see Cruz take on Carson as his VP and start naming cabinet picks. That would shake up the media and take the focus off of Trump for a few days at least.

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      • JCscuba says:

        You may be right, but what would Carson do as VP? Carly belongs there and would go through departments, demand zero base budgeting, get rid of overlap and hold all accountable. I see her there as a great fit.

        I see Carson as an excellent president. Even tempered, won’t shoot then aim like Trump may do??

        Your thoughts?

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      • dajjal says:

        Carly turned me off with her cmnts. on Isdamn. Carson has a brilliant mind and could use two terms to prepare for the Presidency. He could have some fun in the Senate when crucial votes come up.

        His soft spoken demeanor may hamper his success as a Presidential candiate, but would be a good counter balance to the more aggressive Cruz.

        More importantly, his image as an outsider, not part of the beltway inner circle, counterbalances Cruz’s position in the Senate.

        United we stand, divided we fall.

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