In Aleppo, Syria, at least 120 people were poisoned during a chlorine gas attack, and one 13-year-old girl was killed.
The story hit the air Wednesday morning and has had major traction across the world. Syria has been dealing with a major civil war for a few years now and almost all of our political leaders are knowledgeable about the situation, or so we thought.
Thursday morning in an interview with MSNBC, Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson was asked about Aleppo.
“What is Aleppo?” was the response given by the third party candidate in his interview.
Gary Johnson is trying to be the third party hero in an election where the two titan candidates are some of the least desirable people to ever run for president.
In order for Johnson to have a chance this year, he needs to be perfect, unflawed and practically breath-taking with every speech or interview he gives.
Which means he may have just taken himself out of the race as a result of his interview on Thursday.
Foreign affairs is one of the most crucial roles a president has, especially when dealing with the Middle East. For any one of political powers to not know what Aleppo is, especially considering it’s the center of the Syrian Civil War, shows signs of ignorance.
The Libertarian, third-party candidate is playing to those who are knowledgeable enough to realize that the other two candidates are horrible. He has a chance, but a small one. Granted, this is his first huge mistake that made national wake but he doesn’t have room to play around if he looks to be the first third-party nominee to win since Teddy Roosevelt.
People see Johnson as our political savior, but if that is the identity he wants to claim, then he should probably turn on the news.