Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson tried to downplay his gaffes on foreign policy, telling CNN on Wednesday that he had a "brain fart" when he could not identify Aleppo when asked a question about the Syrian crisis last month.
However, he said the electorate should "want somebody that's honest in the office that's going to admit mistakes, and by admitting mistakes you can move forward… but we got [Donald] Trump and [Hillary] Clinton that neither of them will admit mistakes.
Johnson also talked about the uproar over his inability to name a favorite foreign leader, saying that was a case of him being a "real skeptic about elected leaders."
He said that before he got involved in politics, "I held a lot of [political leaders] on pedestals and then I got to meet them up front and personal and I find out that they are all about getting reelected, that they're not about issues . . . So in that context if that's a disqualifier to run for president, so be it."
Johnson also lashed out at Trump, saying that elections are not rigged and he shouldn't keep on claiming otherwise.
He also said that he believed the allegations women made against the Republican nominee, despite Trump's denials.
"I don't buy that [all of the allegations are made up]," he said. "Too many women coming forward and the conversation goes beyond any conversation I've ever had in my life… He makes those comments and he says, 'Gee, that's locker room talk' . . . Nine women have come forward, that goes beyond locker talk. That's reality."
Johnson also argued that Clinton shouldn't be president either.
"There's just so much out there [on Clinton]," Johnson said. "The revelations that I find incredible are saying one thing to Wall Street and saying one thing to main street. If Hillary Clinton is elected president, government spending will go up."
This has been a constant theme of Johnson's campaign. In a recent interview with Rita Cosby, Johnson said the public deciding between the two main candidates is like choosing "between a heart attack or cancer."
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