After being chided by Donald Trump for asking “gotcha questions” –and I deplore “gotcha questions”– I asked Carly Fiorina to join me and, of course without revealing the questions to her, walked through the same question set for her as I did for Donald Trump:
HH: It’s Hugh Hewitt. Earlier today I pre-recorded an interview with Donald Trump in which Donald Trump chided me for asking when he called “gotcha questions,” and I take very seriously that because I hate “gotcha questions.” They don’t advance the public conversation at all, so I thought I would run a controlled group experiment on whether or not they were “gotcha questions” by asking if Carly Fiorina would join me and I’d run through the same question set without her knowing what they her. Carly, welcome. It’s great to have you on. I appreciate you doing this with me.
CF: Thank you, Hugh. Always good to be with you.
HH: Now, again, you have no idea what I asked Donald. There’s been social media on it, so let me just begin where I began with him.
CF: Just for the record, Hugh, I never know what you’re going to ask me.
HH: (laughs) That’s true. I just don’t do that with people. But aren’t you familiar with General Soleimani? Continue Reading