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Gary Johnson Comes Up Empty When Asked About Syria: ‘What Is Aleppo?’ [VIDEO]

Christian Datoc Senior White House Correspondent
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During a Thursday interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson appeared not to know about the humanitarian crisis that’s been going on for years in Aleppo, Syria.

“Morning Joe” guest Mike Barnicle asked Johnson, “What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo?”

“About …” said Johnson.

“Aleppo,” Barnacle repeated.

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“And what is Aleppo?” Johnson asked.

[dcquiz] “You’re kidding?” Barnicle incredulously responded.

“No,” Johnson reiterated.

Later in the interview, co-host Joe Scarborough re-raised the question.

“You know, Aleppo is the center of a lot of people’s concerns across the planet,” he posed to Johnson. “You said you didn’t know what Aleppo is. Do you think foreign policy is so insignificant that someone running for president shouldn’t even know what Aleppo is, where Aleppo is, why Aleppo is so important?”

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