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VIA| Asked to name his favorite foreign leader, or any foreign leader he admires, Libertarian nominee for president Gary Johnson was unable to come up with an answer.

The exchange occurred on an MSNBC town hall hosted by Chris Matthews Wednesday night.

When Johnson hesitated at the initial question, Matthews said, “Go ahead, you gotta do this. Anywhere. Any continent. Canada, Mexico, Europe, over there, Asia, South America, Africa. Name a foreign leader that you respect.”

It continued:

Johnson: I guess I’m having an Aleppo moment in the former president of Mexico.

Matthews: But I’m giving you the whole world.

Johnson: I know, I know, I know.

Matthews: But I’m giving you the whole world. Anybody in the world you like. Anybody. Pick any leader.

Johnson: The former president of Mexico.

Matthews: Which one?

Johnson: I’m having a brain … ”

Johnson’s running mate, vice presidential nominee Bill Weld, sat next to him and eventually jumped in to offer the name of former Mexican President Vicente Fox.

Johnson weighed in Thursday on Twitter:

On Facebook, Johnson/Weld campaign manager Ron Nielson responded:

“Yes, asked to name a favorite foreign leader, Gov. Johnson didn’t quickly name a specific favorite. That really doesn’t mean much. Most Americans and certainly most political candidates would have to stop and think before responding, with the possible exception of a Donald Trump who is enthralled by Putin.”This is Johnson’s second major flub on foreign policy this month. On Sept. 8, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he asked “What is Aleppo?” As NPR’s Scott Horsley wrote, the instance betrayed a stunning lack of interest or even superficial knowledge of the civil war in Syria that has been raging for more than five years.

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