Ingraham Tears Into Hugh Hewitt’s ‘Gotcha’ Questions For Trump

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September 4, 2015 11:50 a.m.

This post has been updated.

After conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt stumped Donald Trump with questions about the Iran Revolutionary Guard’s special Quds Force, Laura Ingraham rushed to the real estate mogul’s defense by attacking Hewitt’s tactics.

Trump confused the Quds force with the Kurdish ethnic group in the Middle East, and was also unable to answer Hewitt’s questions about the leaders of world terror organizations. Trump whined about the host’s “gotcha” questions, and called Hewitt a third-rate radio announcer” on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

On Thursday night, Ingraham, a supporter of Trump, accused Hewitt of treating the real estate mogul unfairly.

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Hewitt responded by highlighting tough questions he’s asked former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, one of which Bush admitted he couldn’t answer.

Ingraham also compared Hewitt to Katie Couric, referencing the journalist’s question to Palin in 2008 about which magazines she read.

Hewitt, who will serve as one of the moderators in the CNN GOP presidential debate in September, told Politico that he will not change his debate questions based on criticism from Trump and his allies.

“DT has been my guest four times in the past 30 days and I hope he keeps coming back,” Hewitt said, in a statement to Politico, referring to Trump. “Best interview in America. But I won’t change my debate prep or question set because of his or others critiques or praise. I ask questions that I think many GOP primary voters are interested in, whether of DT or all the other GOPers. Others interviewed this week include Christie, Graham, Huckabee, Rubio and Walker as well as Fiorina twice. They all get tough questions with some overlap and some new ones each time.”

And as Hewitt, Ingraham and Trump duked it out, the Jeb Bush campaign reveled in the coverage. Bush campaign spokesman Tim Miller mocked Ingraham for mentioning the former Florida governor.

Following Ingraham’s defense of Trump, the real estate mogul on Friday afternoon thanked Ingraham for a tweet about him.

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