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Gary Johnson: He’s kidding, right?!

(Last Updated On: September 8, 2016)

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson revealed shocking ignorance of the Syrian civil war Thursday, asking a Morning Joe contributor to explain Aleppo, the besieged major city at the center of the country’s deadly fight. Asked by panelist Mike Barnicle what he’d do, if elected, about the battle in the ancient city—which has allegedly included the use of chemical attacks—the former New Mexico governor stared blankly, asking: “And what is Aleppo?” A stunned Barnicle replied: “You’re kidding?” Johnson confirmed he was not. “Aleppo is in Syria. It’s the epicenter of the refugee crisis.” Johnson then snapped into gear, saying, “Got it, got it,” before outlining his Syria policy that included “joining hands with Russia to diplomatically bring the civil war to an end.”

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