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Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: Gary Johnson Can’t Name Favorite Foreign Leader, Calls It Another ‘Aleppo Moment’

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:


Photo and video via MSNBC/Twitter

 

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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