Gary Johnson Snaps at Reporter: ‘Why Are You Even Interviewing Me?’ (Video)

“Is this to preside over a funeral here? It’s not a funeral, it’s a celebration,” presidential candidate says

Last Updated: October 28, 2016 @ 9:13 AM

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson lost his cool with a reporter from The Guardian, declaring his campaign “is not a funeral” and asking, “Why are you even interviewing me?”

Johnson started off the interview by sarcastically saying, “Well, I’m an idiot, you know. I’m the dumbest guy that you’ve ever met in your whole life.”

Johnson continued, “I’m not a dummy. I’m not. And yeah, I’m human.”

Johnson brought up that he’s frequently asked about high-profile mishaps, such as not being able to name a foreign leader and famously asking, “What is Aleppo?”

Things turned quickly when Johnson was asked about his low poll numbers.

“Well, why are you here then at 6.1 percent? Why are you even interviewing me? I don’t get it,” Johnson said. “Is this to preside over a funeral here? It’s not a funeral, it’s a celebration.”

It’s been a rough couple of months for Johnson, who when pressed in early September to comment on the civil war dogging the Syrian city of Aleppo, asked, “What is Aleppo?” He followed that up weeks later during an MSNBC town hall, where he was unable to name a single foreign leader.

Johnson also got upset during the Guardian interview when asked about his tax policy, referring to his stance on marijuana and repeating, “It’s leadership. It is leadership.”

Check out the video above.