Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson is looking more and more like an “SNL” version of a presidential candidate after he declined to name the leader of North Korea.
In an interview with the New York Times on Wednesday, Johnson was asked if he knew the name of North Korea’s leader, to which he replied, “I do.”
When asked if he wanted to prove that he knew the answer to the Times’ reporter’s question, he declined to name the dictator, who is obviously Kim Jong-un. The question came after Johnson was recently caught on live TV not knowing what Aleppo is and being unable to name a single foreign leader that he admired.
Johnson has been mocked in the media for his lack of foreign policy knowledge, and the latest incident isn’t going to help.
“He could not name a leader — living or dead, past or present,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said recently. “How does somebody think they’re going to run for president and be this ignorant? Completely ignorant of the most basic things. My children can answer those questions.”
Johnson’s public mishaps have become so bad that his running mate, Bill Weld, recently admitted that he’s going to concentrate on making sure Donald Trump doesn’t win the election, rather than trying to win it for the Libertarian party.