When Gary Johnson gaffed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier this month, the attention it drew would’ve given the impression to an outsider that he’s a major candidate, not someone polling in the single digits. In a discussion over the Syrian refugee crisis, panelist Mike Barnicle asked Johnson if he was elected, what he would do Aleppo. Johnson replied “and what is Aleppo?” It was the gaffe heard round the world, further reducing Johnson’s odds of becoming President from zero percent down to zero percent.
It’s amazing that the media would devote so much time towards Johnson’s gaffe, but can’t seem to be bothered to hound a major Presidential candidate like Hillary Clinton for far worse. Hillary’s campaign manager Robby Mook appeared on Morning Joe yesterday morning, and there was only one question he could answer. And yes – the questions he couldn’t answer had to do with Aleppo too!
Here’s that Aleppo gaffe of his own:
The Daily Caller reports: The MSNBC “Morning Joe” crew interviewed Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager Robby Mook on Wednesday, but it wasn’t much of an interview.In fact, Mook repeatedly criticized Republican nominee Donald Trump for not laying out specific plans for the American people to see, yet, for the entirety of the 10-minute interview, refused to answer any questions from host Joe Scarborough about Clinton’s own plans. “If you’re asking new policy questions,” Mook told Scarborough, “you’re going to have to ask her.”
“I’m not being difficult at all,” Scarborough responded. “These are relatively basic questions.”
“Robby, aren’t you here representing her point of view?” added Willie Geist.
“I am indeed,” Mook replied with a grin.
“Well, you’ve been saying that Donald Trump won’t tell us what his policy is, but here you are not telling us what the policy is,” Geist pressed.
“But if Donald Trump doesn’t have a plan, like you’re saying he doesn’t — and I’ve been on the campaign trail with him — and you can’t lay out your plan, how can convince voters Hillary Clinton is the better choice?” chimed in Katy Tur.
“My first question, I think, was the best, about Branjelina,” Scarborough joked before ending the segment. “We could get an answer on that.”
Now if only the media would report on this train-wreck of an interview to the extent that they reported on Gary Johnson’s gaffe…
[Note: This post was authroed by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]