Gary Johnson Asks the Tough Questions, Like 'What Is Aleppo?'

Hopefully the Libertarian candidate will remember his geography better if he winds up on the presidential debate stage later this month.

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Sep 8 2016, 5:08pm

During a Morning Joe interview on Thursday morning, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson stumbled when a panelist asked him about what he would do about Aleppo—the city at the center of the Syrian civil war—if he were elected president.

"And what is Aleppo?" Johnson said, looking a bit dazed.

"You're kidding," the panelist, Mike Barnicle, replied. When Johnson said he wasn't, Barnicle explained that Aleppo "is in Syria," and that the ancient city is "the epicenter of the refugee crisis."

At that point, the former New Mexico governor apparently remembered which Aleppo they were talking about and launched into his presidential plan for handling Syria, saying that the country is "a mess" and "the only way that we deal with Syria is to join hands with Russia to diplomatically bring that at an end."

Johnson is currently polling at 7 percent of voters, according to a recent national poll from CNN. Hopefully he will remember his geography better if he winds up on the presidential debate stage later this month.

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