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Friday, August 18, 2017

Third-party candidate Gary Johnson now has a stock term available that we guess he’ll use each time he is asked a perfectly reasonable question for a presidential candidate and can’t answer. He’ll call it another “Aleppo moment.”

In case you’ve managed to forget, in the middle of an interview a few weeks ago, Johnson asked the crew at Morning Joe “What is Aleppo?” In case you didn’t hear about that at the time, go ahead and digest it now: a man that wants to run for the highest office in the U.S. didn’t know what Aleppo was.

Johnson has just had another such moment at a town hall hosted by Chris Matthews. He was asked who his favorite leader is. Johnson couldn’t name, well, anyone. You read that right: Johnson couldn’t even name one foreign leader.

His explanation? “I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment.”

Even weirder? Johnson’s moment of sticking his tongue out at a reporter because…well, we have no idea why he did that.

Watch below, but be careful – it’s cringeworthy:


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