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'What is Aleppo?': Gary Johnson's misstep exposes shortcomings of his presidential candidacy
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson has doggedly sought the spotlight in his long-shot presidential bid, but on Thursday he got an unwelcome jolt of notoriety when he blanked on the name of Aleppo, a city at the heart of the protracted and bloody war in Syria. The gaffe, which was instantly...
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Gary Johnson, presidential candidate: 'What is Aleppo?'
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, was stumped on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when commentator Mike Barnicle asked him about the Syrian city.
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The 2016 Election Fact Checker
Every fact check of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in one place.
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Gary Johnson was always unfit for the presidency. His Aleppo gaffe revealed what makes him refreshing nonetheless
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson is a charming person with interesting ideas, and he’s unfit for the presidency. I thought this after his meeting with the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board this summer, which I sat in on, and again Thursday, when he now infamously asked journalist Mike Barnicle,...
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