Libertarian Presidential Candidate: 'What Is Aleppo?'

Gary Johnson admitted he "blanked" on live TV, failing to recognize the epicenter of the Syrian refugee crisis.
2:16 | 09/08/16

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Transcript for Libertarian Presidential Candidate: 'What Is Aleppo?'
There are also two other much lesser known candidates in the race for president and one of them today. Was asked what would you do about a let -- of course the center of so much bloodshed and heartbreak in Syria. He asked what is a wet ball. Here's Martha Raddatz with a moment. And this stunning moment view of playing out on live TV the libertarians presidential candidate Gary Johnson who was dumped not by Ed gotcha question. Of those but a basic foreign policy question in the headlines for months what would you do if you are elected. About a lop off about a left. And what is a lap while. You can know. The left always in Syria. It's the it's the epicenter. Of the refugee crisis OK got it got it a left Pope the largest city in war torn Syria. Just two days ago these images from the left Pope broadcast around the world. More than a hundred people including dozens of children sickened by a chlorine gas attack. Just last month this picture became an international call to action. Five year old arm round duct each pulled from the rubble of his bombed out a left vocal. Minutes after his interview failed Johnson a former governor of New Mexico acknowledged he quote blanked. No one is taking us seriously in the media day. What do you think will happen. I have to. And that's just part of. But later well at ABC's the view. Johnson taken to task I know what it is and I should not. The any smarter than you could you running for president I think it's a disqualifying statement frank and fair enough inferno. Robert let's get right to Martha tonight that he had any sort of explanation why he didn't know little apple was or bear was. It David he said he was thinking in terms of acronyms that a left Bo is somehow an acronym for something. But he also said there was really no excuse whatsoever for his failure. And he added that if you are running for president everything should be fair game so there you haven't David.

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