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Hillary Clinton On Gary Johnson Flub: "You Can Look On The Map And Find Aleppo"

Johnson asked, "What is Aleppo?" in a TV interview on Thursday.

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Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton poked fun at Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson for not knowing the city of Aleppo in Syria.

"You can look on the map and find Aleppo," Clinton said at a press conference on Thursday morning.

.@HillaryClinton: "You can look on the map and find Aleppo." https://t.co/cNLBj5loXr

Earlier on Thursday, Johnson was asked on Morning Joe what he would do about Aleppo. His response: "And what is Aleppo?"

.@mikebarnicle: What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo? @GovGaryJohnson: And what is Aleppo? https://t.co/ZbqO5RAEsk

In a statement after the interview, Johnson said he "blanked."

"Can I name every city in Syria? No. Should I have identified Aleppo? Yes. Do I understand its significance? Yes," Johnson said in the statement.


Kyle Blaine is the deputy politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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