Donald Trump: Simple questions the Presidential hopeful hasn't been able to answer

Trump came unstuck during an interview on foreign policy

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Donald Trump has dominated the news agenda ever since launching his controversial, increasingly unorthodox and self congratulatory campaign for the 2016 Presidential elections.

The outspoken billionaire takes every opportunity he can to speak from a public platform (and when he can't, he just takes to Twitter). But Trump found himself in a bit of a tight spot during a radio interview on Thursday when he was asked to name the which groups were affiliated with various militant leaders in the Middle East. 

Conservative talk-radio host Hugh Hewitt put the Republican nominee on the spot during a discussion about Islamic extremism. After fluffing questions on foreign policy and the Middle East, Trump was then unable to name the corresponding militant groups for Hassan Nasrallah, Zawahiri, al-Julani, and al-Baghdadi. 

“No, you know, I’ll tell you honestly, I think by the time we get to office, they’ll all be changed,” he insisted. “They’ll be all gone”.

It isn’t the first time Trump has been trumped by questions in interviews. Here are just a few times when a question left the Presidential hopeful undone.


Trump, a Christian, named the Bible as his favourite book. But when asked repeatedly what his favourite verse was, he refused to identify one, claiming it was too “personal” to share.

“You know, when I talk about the Bible, it's very personal, so I don't want to get into verses," he said. ”The Bible means a lot to me, but I don't want to get into specifics.” Then, when asked if he was an Old Testament guy or a New Testament guy, he responded: “Probably equal”.


After sauntering up to the Mexican border and declaring “the Hispanics love me”, Trump took a few questions from reporters. Unfortunately, despite his many assertions about Mexican immigration and crime, Trump was apparently unfamiliar with the fugitive Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. When asked about how he would deal with the security threat created by El Chapo's escape from prison, he responded with his own question: “Who?”


Trump's most infamous statement to date involved made claiming rapists and killers are crossing the border from Mexico. But when CNN's Don Lemon questioned his evidence, Trump was unable to back himself up, instead delivering the line:  "Well, somebody's doing the raping, Don! I mean somebody's doing it! Who's doing the raping? Who's doing the raping?"

His own opinion

Trump, the wearer of the oversized ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball cap that has become synonymous with his campaign, was also unable to answer a question by Business Insider, who asked him if he thought another country was better. Instead, he responded with a rambling, completely unrelated answer: "Nothing works. Our country doesn't work. Everybody wins except us. We need victories in this country. We don't have victories any more.”

Donald Trump


There was one question, however, that Trump was able to answer. The business mogul bizarrely turned up at the in Scotland for the Women’s British Open. When asked why he was there, he brazenly declared: "Everyone's asked me to be here: the Tour’s asked me to be here, the world has asked me to be here." Right.