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George Stephanopoulos apologizes for Biden comment in leaked video




George Stephanopoulos apologizes for Biden comment in leaked video

George Stephanopoulos withdrew Tuesday night after a bad joke he made to a passerby in New York City, saying he didn’t think President Joe Biden could serve another term.

“I don’t think he can serve another four years,” Stephanopoulos said in the leaked video.

The exchange was captured by TMZ, and the person who asked a question about Biden’s steadfastness appeared to work for the outlet. The person approached Stephanopoulos as he walked through the streets of New York City, wearing workout clothes.

“Earlier today I responded to a question from a passer-by. I shouldn’t have done that,” Stephanopoulos said in a statement previously shared with both Puck News and TMZ. “George expressed his own position and not the position of ABC News,” the Disney news unit said in a separate statement.

Stephanopoulos recently had a firsthand view of Biden. The journalist, who co-hosts both “This Week” and “Good Morning America” for ABC News, conducted the first TV interview with President Biden following his recent debate with former President Donald Trump. At that event, broadcast by CNN, Biden appeared weakened and confused, and his performance led to enormous opposition from Democrats, along with questions about his fitness to run for the White House in the 2024 presidential election.

Stephanopoulos was persistent during the interview, asking Biden if he had taken cognitive tests and how he would feel if he continued to run for the White House but lost the election to Trump.

Stephanopoulos is also a former White House communications adviser and worked for former President Bill Clinton.