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Gary Johnson Has ‘Aleppo Moment’ at MSNBC Town Hall, Struggles to Name a Foreign Leader

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson struggled to name a single foreign leader when asked who his favorite was during an MSNBC town hall Wednesday night.

"Any one of the continents, any country. Name one foreign leader that your respect and look up to. Anybody," host Chris Matthews pushed during the event, causing Johnson to sigh loudly as his VP pick Bill Weld tried to jump in.

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"I guess I'm having an Aleppo moment," Johnson finally said, referring to his recent gaffe on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" when he asked "What is Aleppo?" after he was questioned about how he would handle the conflict in the Syrian city.

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With an assist from Weld, Johnson finally landed on Vicente Fox, who served as Mexico's president from 2000 to 2006: "He was terrific."