Donald Trump believes the moment an Iraqi reporter thew a shoe at George W. Bush and Bush didn’t blink “may have been his best moment if you want to know the truth, that is very sad to say.”
Trump appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show Wednesday stated that if Jorge Ramos, who interrupted Trump Tuesday “had a microphone, he would have blasted everyone out of the room” since he was “shouting so loud.”
Hugh Hewitt: Yeah what he did, it was not professional. I’ve been doing this for 25 years. It wasn’t professional, but it wasn’t professional for him and it was also very successful for you because of the way you handled it. And I was actually reminded, do you remember when the Iraqi threw the shoe at George W. Bush and he didn’t blink and he just carried on?…
Donald Trump: Yes.
Hewitt: That’s what it reminded me of and you see why?
Trump: Well that may have been his best moment if you want to know the truth, that is very sad to say. But the truth is, I didn’t think in terms of television. I just said you know, “Who is this guy that is screaming.” I don’t think… I think when you’re doing a lot of live television, you don’t necessarily think that you are on live television, but that was live all over the place. And I just thought it was inappropriate. The first thing I thought was it was really unfair because there was so many people, with good, sitting with their hands up, wanting to ask questions and this man was standing up and really shouting quite loud. Now you didn’t hear the extent of it because he did’t have a microphone. Had he had a microphone on and yet you still heard him because he was shouting so loud.
Trump: But if he had a microphone, he would have blasted everyone out of the room. So, it worked out fine. And it probably was good for him. And actually at the end, by the time we finished, I mean I did’t think he was such a bad guy. I’m glad I invited him back because I think maybe I would have been criticized if I didn’t invite him back because you know some people, you know the concept of getting him out, which people didn’t mind but I think they wanted him back. So it was an interesting evening, that I can tell you.
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