Gary Johnson’s flubs just keep getting worse
Fans of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson often complain that their third-party man hasn’t gotten enough media attention. For better or worse, he’s finally getting some.
Following a slew of botched interviews about foreign affairs, Johnson stumbled again in aconversation with the New York Times published Wednesday, when asked if he knew the name of North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong Un.
“I do,” Johnson insisted. When pressed by the Times to speak the name, he hesitated. “You want me to name [the leader]? Really?” The paper never got an answer.
The stitch up was a kind of hybrid of two recent high-profile flubs from Johnson. The first came in September, when “Morning Joe” co-host and onetime plagiarist Mike Barnicle asked the candidate: “What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo?”
Johnson’s eyes became vacant hearing the name of the Syrian city, in the midst of a humanitarian crisis and under bombardment by Russian warplanes. “About?” – READ MORE