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Thursday, September 8, 2016

‘What Is Aleppo?’ Gary Johnson Asks, in an Interview Stumble




USA Today: Gary Johnson is confused about the civil war in Syria.
. . . "When host Joe Scarborough questioned Johnson's lack of understanding about Aleppo, Johnson attempted to defend himself.
"You asked 'what is Aleppo?' Do you think that foreign policy is so insignificant that somebody running for president of the United States shouldn't even know what Aleppo is, where Aleppo is, why Aleppo is so important?" Scarborough asked.
"I do understand Aleppo. And I understand the crisis that is going on, but when we involve ourselves militarily, when we involve ourselves in these humanitarian issues we end up with a situation that in most cases is not better and in many cases ends up being worse," Johnson said.
#WhatIsAleppo? was trending on Twitter shortly after the interview, as a broad swath of political commentators pilloried Johnson for being unprepared on foreign policy.
"Johnson then apparently postponed and interview later Thursday morning on a New York talk radio program." . . .

Ann Althouse gleefully posted this today 
"Oh, Gary.
"The dream is over.
"Gary said "What's Aleppo?"

Mr. Johnson expressed disappointment about the lapse in a brief follow-up interview that was broadcast on MSNBC and canceled some of his other scheduled interviews planned for later in the day.

“I’m incredibly frustrated with myself,” he said. “I have to get smarter and that’s just part of the process.”
"I've watched Gary Johnson in a number of debates and consider him famous for saying "I don't know." In the past, I've been able to admire him for that. But now... I don't know."

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