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Trump angered by detailed foreign policy questions during interview

A sit-down with popular conservative radio talk-show host Hugh Hewitt has become a rite of passage for Republican presidential hopefuls. In fact, he's interviewed candidates at least 70 times so far this year.
Hewitt takes pride in asking guests questions on foreign policy and defence issues. Although the atmosphere is generally good-natured, the specificity of his inquiries can expose gaps in a candidate's knowledge.
Republican presidential nomination front-runner Donald Trump either didn't know this - or didn't care. And the foreign-policy gaps on display during his talk with Hewitt on Thursday often appeared more like chasms.
After the interview Mr Trump went on the attack - as he often does with those he feels have slighted him. He said Hewitt is a "third-rate announcer" who tried to catch him with "gotcha questions".
He reportedly threatened to never do any more interviews with Hewitt. That doesn't mean he won't see the radio host again, however. Hewitt is set to ask questions at the next Republican presidential debate, on 16 September.
Here are some of Mr Trump's more notable comments during Thursday's interview.
Quds and Kurds
Hewitt opened the interview with a question about General Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force, which has been linked to covert actions abroad.
Mr Trump apparently misheard Hewitt and launched into a discussion of the Kurds in Iraq.
When Hewitt corrected Mr Trump and told him the Quds Force "is the bad guys", he replied: "Oh, I'm sorry, I thought you said Kurds, because I think the Kurds have been poorly treated by us."
"Soleimani is to terrorism sort of what Trump is to real estate," Hewitt said.
"Is he the gentleman that was going back and forth with Russia and meeting with Putin?" Mr Trump asked. "I read something, and that seems to be also where he's at."
"Not good for us," Mr Trump concluded.

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