While looking to poke fun at Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s “Aleppo moment” during an MSNBC townhall this Wednesday, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had one of her own.
Speaking to Chris Matthews alongside his running mate Bill Weld, Johnson had nothing to offer when Matthews asked him who his favorite word leader was. Johnson explained that he was having an “Aleppo moment,” referring to the time he drew a blank when asked about his thoughts on the violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
In a Twitter post Thursday morning using the hashtag #AleppoMoment, Stein took the opportunity to troll Johnson on the flub by naming some of her “favorite leaders.”
As POLITICO’s Daniel Strauss points out, the people Stein listed technically aren’t world leaders at all, “as none holds a top position in their country’s government.”
May, Stédile, and Corbyn, however, aren’t technically world leaders, as none holds a top position in their country’s government. May is a member of the Canadian House of Commons. Stédile is an economist and member of Brazil’s Landless Rural Workers Movement, which he helped found. Corbyn is the leader of the Labour Party in Britain.
— Dr. Jill Stein🌻 (@DrJillStein) September 29, 2016
All we need now is for Katie Couric to ask her what newspapers she reads.