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Gary Johnson Makes Another Gaffe On Live TV

When asked for his take regarding the attacks over the weekend, Johnson made a pretty major gaffe.
Posted at 9:19 PM, Sep 19, 2016

With three little words, Gary Johnson put his foot in his mouth — again.

"Tell me your reaction to these news stories from the past 24 hours, and what you think the government needs to be doing on a day like today," CNN anchor Brian Stelter asked. 

"Well, first of all, just grateful that nobody got hurt," Johnson answered.

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Before asking the question, the CNN anchor recapped the weekend's events — the explosions in New York and New Jersey and the stabbing in Minnesota. And saying "nobody got hurt" is far from accurate. 

Twenty-nine people were injured when a bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, and 10 people were stabbed at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. No one was injured in the New Jersey explosion.

This incident comes less than two weeks after Johnson's now infamous "What is Aleppo?" question. 

The Libertarian candidate's presidential campaign has struggled to gain serious momentum, and these recent gaffes probably aren't helping. 

Johnson is currently polling below 15 percent, so he did not qualify to be in the first presidential debate on Sept. 26. RealClearPolitics puts Johnson's poll average at 8.6 percent. 

But Johnson did get a chance to correct the record the next morning. 

"Well first of all, what happened in New York, just really glad nobody was killed," Johnson told CNN.