If you’ve been following the 2016 US election, you’ve probably heard “Libertarian” Presidential candidate Gary Johnson argue that one major party choice is dumb and the other is a crook. Gary positioned himself as the sensible third option with knowledge and experience, until it all came crashing down today. In the wake of last night’s foreign policy discussion hosted between NBC and candidates Trump and Clinton, Johnson was caught like a deer in the headlights when asked an important foreign policy question.
For those unaware, Aleppo is one of the larger cities in Syria, an ISIS hot-spot, and the epicenter of the refugee crisis that has developed from the ongoing civil war there. He later said “I was thinking in terms of acronym Aleppo”, but the damage was done. Clearly everybody is not a Middle East expert, so it’s understandable that the average Joe isn’t familiar. However, those dance music minded news-watchers couldn’t help but draw Swedish DJ Alesso into the story. It’s unclear whether these fans were serious or joking, but the jokes make themselves at this point. Alesso seemed just as confused about the whole thing as Gary Johnson was by the question.
What is @Alesso
— C-Honey (@ChloeBayhack) September 8, 2016
I ask myself that everyday! https://t.co/ehyIVF6tEK
— ALESSO (@Alesso) September 8, 2016
Tbf I always thought Aleppo was a Swedish DJ that I saw at T in the Park so you can’t blame him https://t.co/zjdLreu9F7
— Joel 🐱 (@Joelandhiscat) September 8, 2016
Honestly, before the Gary Johnson story, I didn’t really know what Aleppo was either. Thought it was a DJ, honestly. This isn’t news.
— Trevor Norris (@TNorrisYEG) September 8, 2016
To be fair, up until this morning… I thought Aleppo was the new DJ at the Hakkasan nightclub in the Vegas MGM Grand.
— Brendan Smith (@blacksab67) September 8, 2016