Trump Publicly Bashes Hugh Hewitt After Praising Him In Private

US magnate Donald Trump stands in the golf during a celebrity golf match between PGA players Rocco Mediate and John Daly in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, March 9, 2010. The match is part of the activities prior to the 201... US magnate Donald Trump stands in the golf during a celebrity golf match between PGA players Rocco Mediate and John Daly in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, March 9, 2010. The match is part of the activities prior to the 2010 Puerto Rico Open. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo) MORE LESS
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Donald Trump trashed conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt on Twitter early Saturday morning, a day after Hewitt denied asking Trump “gotcha questions” during an appearance on his show.

Trump fumbled over several foreign policy questions about the Middle East in a Thursday interview with Hewitt. He mixed up Iran’s special Quds force with the Kurdish ethnic group, and was unable to name the leaders of key world terror organizations. Trump dismissed questions about ISIS as “inappropriate,” and later criticized Hewitt on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” calling him a “third-rate radio announcer.”

Despite the attacks, Hewitt came to Trump’s defense during a Friday CNN appearance, saying the GOP presidential candidate “did very well throughout most of the interview.”

“I’m not trying to catch anyone out on the names,” he told CNN’s Brianna Keilar. “I get confused on the names.”

Trump is apparently still smarting from the exchange. He sent a series of tweets about Hewitt’s “very low ratings” and “gotcha” questions Saturday morning.

A producer for Hewitt’s radio show responded by posting a handwritten note Trump left for the host, telling him it was a “great honor” to appear on his show.

The two will face off again when Hewitt hosts CNN’s Republican debate on Sept. 16.

h/t Mediaite

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  1. Golly, is it just me, or is this campaign starting to get kinda weird?

  2. Well that’s Trump. He says whatever is expedient at the time and works with the folks in front of him. Times change and so does Trump. Audiences change and so does Trump. If I was a GOP’er kingmaker this would worry me a bit. This two facing is pretty bold and if that’s how he’s going to handle his “oath” the third party thing is still there. After all, Trump can support the eventual GOP nominee but then run in the Trump Party if he chooses.

    They say “watch out for what you wish for”…Ill bet the GOP is now all into that.

  3. If you’re my age – and very few are — does it feel like The Donald may be channeling Joe McCarthy? (the psycho Senator in the 50s who saw Communist conspiracies in every closet and under every bed. McCarthyism was about a nasty as Trump, )

  4. amoral: having or showing no concern about whether behavior is morally right or wrong: being neither moral nor immoral; specifically: lying outside the sphere to which moral judgments apply: lacking moral sensibility: being outside or beyond the moral order or a particular code of morals

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