NightSide – Another “Aleppo Moment”

BOSTON (CBS) – Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and the Libertarian presidential candidate, has been hitting the campaign trail hard lately, crying out for a chance to be included in the presidential debates. But not only has he failed to garner enough support to meet the debate qualifications (15%), he has failed in multiple interviews to demonstrate a basic understanding of foreign policy. Earlier this month, he was stumped by a question about Aleppo, the center of the Syrian refugee crisis. Last night, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Johnson was unable to name a single foreign leader that he admired. Does his lack of foreign policy experience or knowledge make him unelectable? Should a presidential candidate be able to demonstrate an understanding or awareness of global issues?

Originally broadcast September 29th, 2016.

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