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Who is Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the man who stumped Trump? (Who's on First?)

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From Sept 4, 2015

In an extraordinary interview on live radio this week, Donald Trump seemed to stumble when he landed in the Middle East.

It started when he was asked about Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the powerful and popular military officer who heads the elite Quds force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

“The Kurds ... have been horribly mistreated,” Trump suggested, prompting an exchange with radio host Hugh Hewitt that at times sounded a bit like a Laurel and Hardy routine.

“No, not the Kurds — the Quds forces, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Quds forces,” Hewitt said. “The bad guys.”

“Oh, I thought you said Kurds, Kurds,” Trump said.

“No, Quds.”

Kurds, Quds: What should Trump know about Qassem Suleimani?

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“Many people would say he’s the most dangerous man in the world,” Hewitt told Trump in Thursday’s interview.

That seemed to trigger a flash of recognition.

“Is he the gentleman that was going back and forth with Russia and meeting with Putin?” he said, referring to the Russian president.

“That’s the guy,” Hewitt said.

“Not good,” Trump agreed.

Trump didn’t fare much better when it came to name recognition of many of the region’s other militant leaders, but dismissed such questions as “gotcha” tactics.

https://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-iran-qassem-suleimani-20150904-story.html


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