Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson couldn't resist taking particular aim at Donald Trump while cracking a few jokes in his and running mate Bill Weld's interview with The Reno-Gazette Journal. With the Olympics opening ceremony airing that day, Johnson suggested Trump was watching to further his plan to build a wall along the Mexican border.
"I hear that Donald Trump is watching the Olympics tonight. He's seeing how high the Mexican pole vaulters go," he said. Johnson also took a more liberal approach as he explained his view of illegal immigration and blamed the government. "Look, the deportation of 11 million undocumented workers starts with misinformation. They are hardworking people that have come into the Untied States and they have to come in illegally because the government can't provide them an easy way to get in legally."
Johnson criticized both Hillary Clinton and Trump. "If Clinton is elected or if Trump is going to get elected, I think the polarization in Congress will be greater than ever," he said.
He also reaffirmed his support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which he endorsed during a CNN townhall on Wednesday. Weld, who had stuck mostly to black youth unemployment at the event, spoke of the movement in his interview to criticize Republicans. "When the question is put from the leaders of that movement do black lives matter, the answer comes back loud and clear from the Republican Party, 'All lives matter,'" he said. "Well they might as well say, 'Up against the wall.'"