By Kate Samuelson
October 7, 2016

From asking “what is Aleppo?” to failing to name a single foreign leader he admires, it’s no wonder that the Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has become the target of a brutal Jimmy Kimmel sketch.

“I do want to defend Gary Johnson for a second,” Kimmel jokingly told his live studio audience Thursday. “I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of the lamestream media asking these ‘gotcha’ questions.

“At this point, I think it’s pretty clear that Gary Johnson doesn’t know anything at all, so stop asking him questions about foreign leaders; it’s starting to feel abusive. Listen, we all know he’s not going to be president. He knows he’s not going to be president. Vanilla Ice is more likely to be president than Gary Johnson, so stop humiliating him. I mean, really, is this an election or a game show?”

Kimmel then introduced a trailer for what he described as his ‘new game show’ called Are You Smarter Than Gary Johnson?, packed with clips of Johnson’s most humiliating moments. Watch it here:

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