By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times, May 31st, 2016:
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson as a “fringe candidate.”
“I think he’s a fringe candidate, you want to know the truth,” Mr. Trumptold reporters in New York, pointing out that Mr. Johnson got about 1 percent of the vote as the Libertarian candidate in 2012.
“I look at him and I watch him and I watch his motions and I watch what he says,” Mr. Trump said. “I think that he is a fringe candidate.”
Mr. Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, secured the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination at a convention in Orlando over the weekend.
Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld won the party’s vice presidential nomination at the convention. Although there was a separate vote, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Weld had essentially been campaigning as a ticket.