Stein attempts to mock Johnson after foreign leader gaffe

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein on Thursday appeared to mock Libertarian nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonThe Trump strategy: Dare the Democrats to win Trump challenger: 'All bets are off' if I win New Hampshire primary Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE by naming in a series of tweets some of her own favorite leaders.


"Here are a few of my favorite leaders: @ElizabethMay, João Stédile of @MST_Oficial and @jeremycorbyn. #AleppoMoment," Stein tweeted Thursday.

The Green Party nominee's list, however, did not include the names of foreign leaders who actually have held the top position in their respective countries.

In subsequent tweets, Stein — who trails Johnson in polls as the two try to convince voters there is an alternative to Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats ask judge for quick ruling on McGahn subpoena Hillary Clinton: 'Every day Stephen Miller remains in the White House is an emergency' The Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race MORE and Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDem senator says Zelensky was 'feeling the pressure' to probe Bidens 2020 Dems slam Trump decision on West Bank settlements Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans' MORE — continued to name more leaders whom she respects.

"Berta Cáceres was one of my favorite world leaders, but killed as a result of [former President Bill] Clinton’s coup in Honduras. #AleppoMoment," Stein tweeted.

"The late Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai founded the Mazingira Green Party in Kenya and was an inspiration to us all."

Johnson on Wednesday joked he had another "Aleppo moment" when he struggled to name a single living foreign leader he admires.

During a town hall event Wednesday, Johnson was pressed to name any foreign leader "of any country in any continent" that he respects.

"I guess I am having an Aleppo moment," Johnson said, as he struggled to think of someone to name.
He then named "the former president of Mexico."
When pressed about which former president, Johnson said he was having a "brain freeze."
Earlier this month, Johnson sparked criticism after appearing to not know what Aleppo was when he was asked in a recent interview what he would do about the Syrian city at the heart of the refugee crisis.