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Libertarian Vp: Clinton Might Be the Most Qualified to Be President

Libertarian party VP nominee Bill Weld has come out in support of Hillary Clinton as a qualified candidate, although he still thinks Gary Johnson, his running mate, would be better for the country.

The Hill reports:

Libertarian vice presidential nominee Bill Weld suggested Friday evening that Democrat Hillary Clinton may be the most qualified person to be president.

“I’m not sure anybody is more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be president of the United States,” Weld told MSNBC’s Chuck Todd when asked if Gary Johnson is more qualified.

“That’s not the end of the inquiry, though,” Weld continued. “We were two-term governors and I think Gary is very, very solid,” he said, describing the former New Mexico governor as insightful.

Weld argued Johnson would be a better president than Clinton because “he’s got a very appealing policy mix.” He defended his running mate during the appearance following Johnson’s gaffe this week when he couldn’t name a world leader he admires.

“I think his insight that it pays to have some restraint about military incursions for the purpose of regime change before we spill American blood on foreign soil and put boots on the ground in countries where we don’t just like what the government in that country is doing, I think that’s a valuable insight,” Weld said.

Weld argued the pair could be a “refreshing change” from the Bush and Obama administrations.

When Todd noted in the interview Friday that it sounded like Weld was scared of a potential Donald Trump presidency, Weld responded, “That’s for darn sure.”

But Weld dismissed any speculation that he planned to step aside for Clinton.

“I would have the interests of the United States always uppermost, but I do not think those interests are advanced by me saying, ‘oh I renounce my candidacy,'” he said.

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