If the rest of the world was already laughing violently, watching the spectacle that is America’s presidential election, we wonder how it would react if it knew that there is actually a third candidate for the US presidency, one who can’t name a single foreign world leader.
Sadly, that is precisely what happened today when during a New Hampshire townhall moderated by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had another “Aleppo moment” when asked who his favorite foreign leader is, as the clip below shows.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 28, 2016
It did not end there.
Johnson continued, adding that Hillary Clinton would likely start a nuclear war if faced with a tough split-second decision. “I think she is going to press the button … She is going to be hawkish, she is going to be more hawkish in that role,” Johnson said. “I think that she is not going to air on the side of not being an aggressor.”
— Hardball (@hardball) September 29, 2016
The presidential candidate added that he would be the only candidate who could be trusted with the nuclear codes as president.
“I think she is going to shoot. She is going to shoot. She is not going to be herself. She is not going to be perceived as weak. She is going to shoot,” he said later.
And just to make it fair, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, Johnson’s running mate, said that Donald Trump is not to be trusted with the nuclear codes either, and pointed to the GOP nominee’s past support for countries like Japan and South Korea expanding their own nuclear capabilities. Weld said Trump would be better off running a laundry business than campaigning to become the President of the United States.
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