PHOENIX — Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson appeared in Phoenix on Saturday to push his bid for the presidency.

The Libertarian spoke to a packed room at a hotel near the airport, touting his plans for a smaller government, fewer taxes and easier immigration path.

Johnson also alluded to his public missteps in the past few days, telling the Phoenix crowd that he still can’t think of a foreign leader he admires, several days after he was asked during a town hall appearance to name one and couldn’t. Johnson criticized those types of questions, saying they were trivial.

Johnson also got attention last month after flubbing a question about the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

Johnson was governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003 as a member of the Republican party.