George Stephanopoulos caught on camera expressing doubts about Biden

George Stephanopoulos caught on camera expressing doubts about Biden

George Stephanopoulos, the ABC News anchor who recently interviewed President Biden about his fitness for the presidential race, was caught on camera Tuesday indicating that he doesn’t think Biden can serve another four years.

Stephanopoulos, a former Democratic operative turned news anchor, is seen in gym clothes in a video published by TMZ when he is asked by a passerby: “What do you think, do you think Biden should step down? You’ve talked to him more than anybody else has lately. And you can be honest.”

Stephanopoulos, then just off camera, is captured on fuzzy audio responding that he doesn’t think “he can serve four more years.”

In a statement late Tuesday, Stephanopoulos acknowledged that he was the person seen in the video. “Earlier today I responded to a question from a passerby. I shouldn’t have.”

An ABC spokeswoman said that Stephanopoulos “expressed his own point of view and not the position of ABC News.”

President Biden sat down for an interview with ABC News on July 5 to discuss the 2024 campaign, one week after his debate with former president Donald Trump. (Video: JM Rieger/ABC News)

The remarks come days after the pivotal interview with Biden, during which Stephanopoulos firmly asked the 46th president whether he could serve another term in the wake of a shaky debate performance.

When Biden maintained that he has the stamina for another term, Stephanopoulos pressed him: “Are you sure you’re being honest with yourself when you say you have the mental and physical capacity to serve another four years?”

Biden asserted that he did.

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