The question was tough one indeed. Conservative radio host, Hugh Hewitt , asked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump if he knew Quds leader General Soleimani, Trump mistook the Quds, a paramilitary force, for the Kurds, a Middle Eastern ethnic group and US ally.
“The Kurds, by the way, have been horribly mistreated,” Trump says, clearly trying to change the subject. He sounded more like a used car salesmen as he lied about knowing. It is was embarrassingly obvious.
“No, not the Kurds, the Quds Forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds Forces,” said Hewitt, correcting Trump.
While not many people know Soleimani, the fact that he lied and acted as if he did know him, speaks volumes about Mr. Trump. It is understood that Trump will put someone in charge of giving him this type of information if elected, that is not the problem. It’s…the cover up. Acting like he knew Soleimani and then tries to change the subject, instead of saying, “Haven’t heard of him, but trust me I will if I’m elected.” made him look like a cheap business man, not the President of the United States.
It is a low moment for Donald Trump’s candidacy. He has lost something he can never get back. Trust.
Sep 04 2015