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‘It’s Leadership!’: Gary Johnson Angrily Snaps at Reporter Asking About Tax Policy

Gary Johnson lost his cool in the middle of an interview with a reporter for The Guardian today over a fairly innocuous issue.

Johnson got a little testy at the top, saying, “I’m not a dummy, I’m not. And yeah, I’m a human.”

He got in an argument with the reporter about his poll numbers and snapped, “Well, why are you here then?! Why are you even interviewing me? I don’t get it!… Is this to preside over a funeral here?”

But then Johnson was asked about his tax policy. The reporter said he hasn’t found a single economist who agrees with him.

Johnson lost it and shouted at him about marijuana legalization and how people told him it couldn’t be done. When asked about what this has to do with taxation, he said, “It’s leadership. It is leadership.”

Watch above, via The Guardian.

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