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Hey, Gary Johnson: This is Aleppo

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>> Gary Johnson is running for President on the Libertarian Party ticket. And in a race where both the Democrat and the Republican are fairly unpopular with their parties and with the public, Johnson has drawn a fair amount of interest from both the public and the press. But on Thursday, he got more attention than ever after he was asked on MSNBC, what would he do about Aleppo?
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>> About Aleppo.>> And what is Aleppo?>> You're kidding.>> No.>> This is Aleppo, it's the second largest city in war-torn Syria. The epicenter of a brutal fight between the forces of President Bashar al-Assad and a coalition of rebel groups. It's the scene of a suspected chlorine gas attack this week by regime forces on civilians.
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It's the city where rescuers pulled five year old Omran Daqneesh from the rubble of an airstrike in August. His image instantly emblematic of the war's toll.>> And what is Aleppo?>> Sorry, Gary Johnson. Even Americans who've never heard of you, have probably heard of Aleppo. Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, has tried to distinguish himself on the campaign trail.
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Running on a platform that includes small government which attracts some Republicans, and criminal justice reform appealing to some Democrats, and also legalizing marijuana. Polls put his support at roughly 10%. Johnson needs at least 15% support on a series of polls to secure a spot at the presidential debates.
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Johnson for his part says, his mistake on Thursday proves that he's human and that he thought Aleppo was an acronym.