“WHO DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ALEPPO!”, the media shrieked in unison.
The obvious answer is, “almost no one”. It’s a hell-hole in the middle of a civil war. I talked about the chlorine bombs and the children effected by them but I had no idea of the individual cities.
Yes, Johnson is a candidate for President but this is ridiculous and the media knows they are full of crap.
They didn’t know when Johnson made his stumble, they pretended they did…
Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party presidential nominee, revealed a surprising lack of foreign policy knowledge on Thursday that could rock his insurgent candidacy when he could not answer a basic question about the crisis in Aleppo, Syria.
“What is Aleppo?” Mr. Johnson said when asked on MSNBC how, as president, he would address the refugee crisis in the war-torn Syrian city.
About that: The New York Times reporters who wrote a piece about his stumble on this well known city, made two major errors in their story.
An earlier version of this article misidentified the de facto capital of the Islamic State. It is Raqqa, in northern Syria, not Aleppo.
Correction: September 8, 2016
An earlier version of the above correction misidentified the Syrian capital as Aleppo. It is Damascus.
Also, Gary Johnson handled this perfectly…
He also released a statement, explaining that he is “human” and that as president he would surround himself with experts and receive daily security briefings to fill any gaps in his knowledge.
As for the impact the matter would have on his presidential prospects, Mr. Johnson said that would be up to the voters to decide. In a separate interview on ABC’s “The View” program, Mr. Johnson said that he was just trying to be as forthright about the situation as possible and made no excuses.
“For those who believe this is a disqualifier, so be it,” he said.
This is a made up story.
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