Posted by Curt on 30 September, 2016 at 6:15 pm. 2 comments already!



Call it a “Tubman moment.”

Gary Johnson, the gaffe-prone Libertarian Party candidate for president, seemingly has a tendency to forget things.

Months before Johnson failed to recall what Aleppo is — Syria’s largest city, and one of the hardest hit by the ongoing civil war — during an interview with MSNBC, he apparently had to ask an aide who Harriet Tubman was.

The nugget is buried in a long New Yorker profile from July about Johnson’s third-party candidacy for the White House.

After giving a speech at a Libertarian political convention in California, Johnson was questioned whether diversity was “a problem” for the Libertarian Party, which is mostly young, white, and male.

He responded that his party would start doing better among nonwhite voters once he became more nationally recognized.

Shortly thereafter, Johnson was shepherded into a room at the convention center that was named after Harriet Tubman.

“Who’s Harriet Tubman?” Johnson asked an aide, according to The New Yorker. The aide had to quietly remind Johnson who Tubman was.

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