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Presidential candidate Gary Johnson cannot name a leader of any foreign country (video)


This news story was published on September 29, 2016.
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GARY JOHNSON

GARY JOHNSON

NEW YORK – Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate William Weld were unable to name a leader of any foreign country during an interview on MSNBC this week.

Talking head Chris Matthews asked the question in a town-hall-style setting, with a room full of people, as Johnson and Weld sat on stools.

“Name a foreign leader you admire, you have to do this,” Matthews spouted. Both men were utterly dumbfounded and could not mumble the name of any foreign leader. The audience sat silent as the uncomfortable situation unfolded.  Weld finally blurted out “Merkel,” possibly meaning Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany since 2005.

On the Johnson-Weld election website, there is a short section on foreign policy. Their basic mantra is “to protect us from harm and to allow us to exercise our freedoms.”

Earlier this month, Johnson was befuddled again by MSNBC when he was asked by a commentator what should be done about Aleppo.

“And what is Aleppo?” Johnson asked, in response to the question.

Just this week, a United Nations spokesperson declared that children in Aleppo – a city in civil war torn Syria besieged by refugees – are trapped in a “living nightmare.”

“There are no words left to describe the suffering they are experiencing,” he added.

According to UNICEF, At least 96 children have been killed and 223 have been injured in eastern Aleppo since last Friday.

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12 Responses to Presidential candidate Gary Johnson cannot name a leader of any foreign country (video)

  1. Peter L Reply Report comment

    September 30, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Chris Matthews is a blowhard.

  2. IowaBoy Reply Report comment

    September 30, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Why do you think they call it “DOPE”?

  3. Bodacious Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I think if more people knew what Libertarians were about, Johnson wouldn’t even be a candidate. Did you know Libertarians believe that anyone (person or corporation) should be allowed to donate as much money as they want to a political candidate? Or that they believe all regulations on corporations should be abolished? Can you imagine Wells Fargo without regulations? Hell, they don’t even follow the ones presently on the books.

  4. Cheech and Chon Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    ParT on Gary!

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    …he was asked to name one that he ADMIRES. Typical media saying only what they want you to believe.

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Twin brother to Kasich – potatoe heads as a former presidential candidate once said.

  7. Nada Racist Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Meanwhile, Trump vomits words and his supporters lap it up like it’s “policy”

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    I feel like this a bit of click bait.
    The question was no to name any random foreign leader, but more specifically-

    “Name a foreign leader you admire, you have to do this,”

    Maybe they just couldn’t think of anybody that they admire….

    Terrible title for this article.

  9. Dick Neely Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Even Mexico? His running mate Weld, wanted to merge America and Mexico together into one nation. Mexica, or Americo?

  10. Jeb! Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 11:02 am

    He’s a one man weed eater.

  11. the real fred Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 9:29 am

    He seems to be in a haze of smoke.

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2016 at 7:59 am

    The guy is a “Waste” of time.