Libertarian Gary Johnson struggles with another gaffe

With three little words, Gary Johnson put his foot in his mouth — again.

"Tell me your reaction to these news stories from the past 24 hours, and what you think the government needs to be doing on a day like today," CNN anchor Brian Stelter asked.

"Well, first of all, just grateful that nobody got hurt," Johnson answered.

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UNITED STATES - MARCH 3: Gov. Gary Johnson, former Governor of NM, speaks at the American Conservative Union's CPAC conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Md., on Thursday, March 3, 2016. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson pretends to have a heart attack on stage while arguing in favor of legalization of marijuana during CPAC in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015. Former Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., not pictured, had just argued during their debate that marijuana caused an increased risk of heart attacks. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 22: Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson speaks in the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate featured the nine Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Before asking the question, the CNN anchor recapped the weekend's events — the explosions in New York and New Jersey and the stabbing in Minnesota. And saying "nobody got hurt" is far from accurate.

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Twenty-nine people were injured when a bomb exploded in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, and 10 people were stabbed at a mall in St. Cloud, Minnesota. No one was injured in the New Jersey explosion.

This incident comes less than two weeks after Johnson's now infamous "What is Aleppo?" question.

The Libertarian candidate's presidential campaign has struggled to gain serious momentum, and these recent gaffes probably aren't helping.

Johnson is currently polling below 15 percent, so he did not qualify to be in the first presidential debate on Sept. 26. RealClearPolitics puts Johnson's poll average at 8.6 percent.

But Johnson did get a chance to correct the record the next morning.

"Well first of all, what happened in New York, just really glad nobody was killed," Johnson told CNN.

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