ABC anchor caught on camera casting doubt on Biden's ability to serve another full term

George Stephanopoulos was caught on camera Tuesday saying he does not think President Joe Biden can serve four more years in the White House, less than a week after his exclusive interview with the Democratic incumbent.

In the video, recorded in Manhattan, a passerby asks the ABC News host if he thinks Biden should step down. He says, “I don’t think he can serve four more years.”

Stephanopoulos confirmed the remarks through a spokesperson in a statement to Deadline: “Earlier today, I responded to a question from a passerby. I shouldn’t have.” ABC said that the anchor “expressed his own point of view and not the position of ABC News.”

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Biden’s debate performance

His comment, first reported by TMZ, came after the Good Morning America co-anchor interviewed Biden in his first sit-down with the network after the less-than-stellar June 27 presidential debate.

That debate, punctuated by Biden’s raspy voice and, at times, confusing response to questions, has left the president open to questions regarding his age and fitness for office. Those questions have come from both Republicans and Democrats as some members of Congress within the president’s own party have called for him to step aside and make way for a different top-of-ticket candidate.

Biden fights back against calls to step aside

Regardless, Biden has said repeatedly that he has no plan to step aside. Instead, he and supporters have said they will not let one 90-minute debate brush aside three and a half years of policy.

The 81-year-old president, who is facing 78-year-old former President Donald Trump in a rematch at the polls in November, has challenged critics to run against him at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago next month.

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