Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson's campaign manager downplayed on Thursday the former New Mexico governor's inability to name his favorite foreign leader in an MSNBC town hall a night earlier.
"Yes, asked to name a favorite foreign leader, Gov. Johnson didn’t quickly name a specific favorite," Ron Nielson wrote on Facebook. "That really doesn’t mean much. Most Americans and certainly most political candidates would have to stop and think before responding, with the possible exception of a Donald Trump who is enthralled by [Russian President Vladimir] Putin."
Johnson was repeatedly pressed by "Hardball" host Chris Matthews on Wednesday to name his favorite foreign leader, but couldn't come up with one.