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I've recently been seeing articles on Facebook and Google about 2016 US Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson being escorted into a room named after Abolitionist and US Civil War spy, Harriet Tubman. He asked his aid "Who's Harriet Tubman?". This seems extremely similar to the recent news statements of "What is Aleppo" which he stated on live TV.

After doing some googling, I have found numerous sites that state he "reportedly" asked this question (usually with links to other sites that then state he reportedly asked this question). Is this a rumor that is just now circling around the internet or is this old news that is resurfacing?

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    this is the original source for the claim. As there is no video evidence, there will likely be no confirmation of this story. – tim Oct 3 '16 at 18:55
  • @tim Thanks, If you would like to post that as an answer that works for me. – Azifor Oct 4 '16 at 13:25
  • Most Americans (especially of political persuasion opposing Johnson) wouldn't know who Norman Borlaug was. Tubman, while an amazing human being, saved less than 100 people; while Borlaug is estimated to have saved a billion (Wikipedia cites that from Penn and Teller, which ought to be a reasonable source to start with, for a Skeptic). Why is this claim even remotely interesting or meaningful, again? – user5341 Oct 4 '16 at 18:38
  • @user5341 Many people who are looking into possibly voting for Gary Johnson would like to know more about his background and indiscretions. Just because you do not find it meaningful or interesting, does not mean that many voters would not as well. – Azifor Oct 6 '16 at 14:17
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    @Phoenix ...World population is 7 million? I would double-check that statistic..... – Azifor Oct 13 '16 at 22:03

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