Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt stumped Republican presidential candidate and former reality television star Donald Trump on Thursday with a question about the special Quds Force within Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, and its leader, Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
Trump, appearing on Hewitt’s radio show, confused the force with the Kurdish ethnic group in the Middle East.
Here’s their exchange:
Hugh Hewitt: I would thought that today, this is our sixth interview, I’d turn to some of the commander-in-chief questions. Are you ready for that?
Donald Trump: Okay, fine.
Are you familiar with Gen. Soleimani?
Yes, but go ahead, give me a little, go ahead, tell me.
He runs the Quds Forces.
Yes, okay, right.
Do you expect his behavior—
The Kurds, by the way, have been horribly mistreated by us.
No, not the Kurds, the Quds Forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Quds Forces.
The bad guys.
Do you expect his behavior to change as a result—
Oh, I thought you said Kurds, Kurds.
Oh, I’m sorry, I thought you said Kurds, because I think the Kurds have been poorly treated by us, Hugh. Go ahead.
Agreed. So Soleimani runs the Quds Forces. Do you expect his behavior is going to change as a result of this deal with Iran?
Listen to the interview below: