Republicans who said they could never support or vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump are in a panic this morning after watching their second choice, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, prove he has absolutely no idea what is going on in the Middle East.
Appearing on “Morning Joe,” the former Governor of New Mexico was asked:
“What would you do if you were elected about Aleppo.”
Aleppo, of course, is the Syrian city that has been the scene of numerous air strikes against ISIS and the center of the refugee crisis in the war-torn country. But Johnson, totally blank stare on his face, replied:
“And what is Aleppo?”
Panelist Mike Barnicle, who had asked the question of Johnson, said:
“You’re kidding me.”
Barnicle was then forced to give a short history lesson to Johnson, who then added:
“OK, got it, got it. I do think that it’s a mess. I think the only way we deal with Syria is to join hands with Russia to diplomatically bring that to an end.”
Even as completely ignorant as Donald Trump is, I’m betting he might at least have heard of Aleppo. But Johnson, it’s clear from the video below, genuinely has no clue whatsoever when it comes to one of the most difficult problems the next President will face.
Also, note that Johnson is saying the same thing Trump is: Let’s get Russia to help us. Yeah, because we can sure trust Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is playing his own game in the Middle East with the intention of securing a foothold in yet another region of the world; a region that just so happens to have the largest supply of oil in the world.
But don’t feel too bad, Republicans. There’s always Evan McMullin. Who? Yes, exactly.
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