WATCH: Unable To Name A Foreign Leader, Gary Johnson Has Another ‘Aleppo Moment’
Asked to name his favorite foreign leader, or any foreign leader he admires, Libertarian nominee for president Gary Johnson was unable to come up with an answer.
The exchange occurred on an MSNBC town hall hosted by Chris Matthews Wednesday night.
When Johnson hesitated at the initial question, Matthews said, “Go ahead, you gotta do this. Anywhere. Any continent. Canada, Mexico, Europe, over there, Asia, South America, Africa. Name a foreign leader that you respect.”
Johnson: I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment in the former president of Mexico.
Matthews: But I’m giving you the whole world.
Johnson: I know, I know, I know.
Matthews: But I’m giving you the whole world. Anybody in the world you like. Anybody. Pick any leader.
Johnson: The former president of Mexico.
Matthews: Which one?
Johnson: I’m having a brain … ”
Johnson’s running mate, vice presidential nominee Bill Weld, sat next to him and eventually jumped in to offer the name of former Mexican President Vicente Fox.