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Libertarian presidential candidate and former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson is currently polling at 24% in his home state of New Mexico, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a lot of facts about the world—fun or otherwise. Luckily for him, it is 2016, and we no longer care about those.

Johnson has struggled to identify world leaders he admires, the city of Aleppo, and the civilian impact of recent bomb and knife attacks in New York and Minnesota. He also thinks we don’t need to worry about climate change, because the sun will eat our planet in a few billion years, anyway. This latest incident occurred when he was asked by the New York Times if he knew the name of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Uh, yeah, he does.

Asked if he knew the name of North Korea’s leader, Mr. Johnson replied, “I do.”

“You want me to name” the person, he said, then paused, before adding dryly, “Really.” But he declined to supply the name.


How dare they? Everyone knows that if you say the name “Kim Jong Un,” a large drone will come snatch you away and you’ll wake up strapped into a hot tub in the Supreme Leader’s basement.

Will the media ever get it right?