Gary Johnson, Responding to a Question about Aleppo: "And What Is Aleppo?"

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As spectacular a display of willful ignorance and bluster as Donald Trump put on at the so-called Commander-in-Chief policy forum in New York City last night, Libertarian candidate for president and former governor Gary Johnson has somehow, in the span of about 10 seconds, stolen the crown of leading bullshit artist right off of the Republican nominee’s head.


Asked during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe what he would do about Aleppo if elected president, Johnson answered that question with another question: “And what is Aleppo?”

“You’re kidding,” commentator Mike Barnicle deadpanned. “No!” a bemused Johnson replied.

“Aleppo is in Syria,” Barnicle explained. “It’s the epicenter of the refugee crisis.”


Oh. That Aleppo.

Update – 10:35 am


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