Gary Johnson Is 'Just Grateful That Nobody Got Hurt' in Attacks That Injured 38

Image via Associated Press.
Image via Associated Press.

Another day, another goof for libertarian presidential candidate and sneaker enthusiast Gary Johnson, who shared some misfiring thoughts on CNN’s Reliable Sources regarding attacks in Manhattan and St. Cloud, Minnesota over the weekend, just a few weeks after he failed to identify Aleppo.

“Well, first of all, just grateful that nobody got hurt,” told Brian Stelter on Sunday (via the New York Times). 29 people were injured in the Chelsea explosion, while 9 people were stabbed in St. Cloud. Johnson, a puzzled yet affable capybara who’s been separated from the herd, says he “misspoke”:


Fair enough, I guess! Johnson, along with with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, failed to qualify for the first presidential debate, effectively obliterating any remote chance (the pair are polling at 8.4% and 3.2%, respectively) either had at winning the election. But best of luck to both of these knuckleheads, whose respective decisions to stay in the race for attention and praise could potentially come with a very high, very orange price tag.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.

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Flame Princess, Garbage-Monger

Here’s what I don’t get: former Bernie Sanders voters who are now Gary Johnson supporters.

From the DNC, I thought that defeating the Trans-Pacific Partnership was the most important thing in the world to the Bernie coalition. So why vote for a guy who’s unabashedly in favor of it as written?