The libertarian candidate followed Morning Joe with an appearance on The View, where he told Whoopi Goldberg that there was “no excuse” he could offer for the slip-up. Even so, Johnson defended his familiarity with Aleppo’s importance, elaborated his approach to dealing with ISIS, and acknowledged that Mike Barnicle did ask him a fair question.
“It’s how you deal with adversity that ultimately determines success,” Johnson said.
Joy Behar chimed in afterwards, and was extremely frank by telling Johnson to his face that his error was a “disqualifying statement.” Johnson shook her hand as he said “fair enough,” but he largely shrugged off the potential damage to his political chances.
“For those that believe this is a disqualifier, so be it,” Johnson said. “I’ve been really well-served in my life by always telling the truth. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. I think the one unforgivable in life is hypocrisy.”
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