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‘What’s Aleppo?’ asks guy who wants to be president

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Gary Johnson needs a foreign policy update, stat. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Gary Johnson is the former governor of New Mexico and is the Libertarian Party's candidate for president of the United States. 7% of voters now say they'll vote for him in November.

And yet ... he just showed his ignorance of one of the most pressing problems on the planet, the situation in Syria.


Yes, that is a presidential contender asking,

"What is Aleppo?"

Aleppo, Syria, is one of the main battlegrounds in the bloody civil war there. Some incredibly horrifying things have gone on there. If you want to be commander in chief, you really need to be following Aleppo closely.

There's really no excuse for blanking on Aleppo, Gary Johnson.

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‘What’s Aleppo?’ asks guy who wants to be president

Holly Epstein Ojalvo

Holly’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower engaged activists who will change the world. She was previously an editor at The New York Times and a high school teacher. She spent her brief 20’s slump at a mousepad factory. Holly earned a B.A. at Lafayette College and M.A.'s at U Delaware and NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and cat, Tomie Twotone. Follow: @heoj.

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