Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson answers serious question with tongue sticking out

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In a recent interview with NBC News that was examined in depth on Friday's installment of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Libertarian party presidential nominee Gary Johnson inexplicably stuck out his tongue during a serious conversation about the election.

The bizarre action wasn't a simple gesture. Johnson literally stuck out his tongue, kept it out and attempted to answer Kasie Hunt's query about whether he could pull even with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton if he were allowed to participate in Monday's debate.

"I'm not gonna stand up there for the whole debate and not say anything, and [inaudible]," Johnson said with his tongue hanging out.

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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)
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"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski appeared absolutely shocked by the tongue situation, as Hunt, who was in studio with Brzezinski to discuss the interview, said, "It's never happened to me in an interview before."

Of course, this isn't the first time that Johnson showed odd behavior on the network. On another recent episode of "Morning Joe," the former New Mexico governor did not seem to know that Aleppo is the city at the center of the conflict in Syria.

"What is Aleppo?" he asked, in a widely mocked moment.

In that instance, MSNBC's Mike Barnicle looked shocked and replied, "You're kidding."

"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough said Johnson "disqualified himself" because of the mishap and political reporters on Twitter weren't even as kind.

Viewers on social media were also in disbelief, with one person tweeting, "Give me one smart voter who is for Johnson after this, and I will give you a dumb voter."

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