Joe Biden says '4 more years of George', his camp clarifies it was not a mix up: 'He was talking to George Lopez'

Many of these posts conveniently omitted the detail that Biden was speaking to the interviewer who was also named George


                            Joe Biden says '4 more years of George', his camp clarifies it was not a mix up: 'He was talking to George Lopez'
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UPDATE: Joe Biden's camp later clarified that the Democratic presidential nominee was speaking to George Lopez and CNN analyst Ana Navarro during a campaign concert when he said 'four more years of, George'. Biden did not mix up President Donald Trump with former President George W Bush as claimed by some social media users who are sharing the video clip. He was speaking directly to the interviewer.

Navarro tweeted, “This is a damn lie.  that won’t stop them. This is the kind of unethical crap they do to spread false narratives. @JoeBiden was responding to a direct question from @georgelopez. I know because I was there.” Lopez tweeted, "Thanks Ana! Ditto: no one is mentioning my name because if they do it’s a non issue #facts."
 
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Social media was abuzz with claims on Monday that Joe Biden confused President Donald Trump with a previous occupant of the Oval Office during a virtual concert called "I Will Vote" where the 77-year-old addressed supporters online.

In the widely shared video, the Democratic presidential nominee seemingly says "four more years of George."

Many speculated that the former VP was thinking of George W Bush, who was president from 2001 to 2009. Many others once again started to raise questions about how fit Biden was mentally to assume the prestigious office if he were to win in 2020.

However, many of these posts conveniently omitted the detail that Biden was speaking to the interviewer who was also named George. George Lopez and CNN analyst Ana Navarro were the moderators of the concert.

“The character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot,” Biden told Lopez and Navarro. “Four more years of George, um, George, gonna find ourselves in a position where if Trump gets elected, we’re gonna be in a different world.”

When Trump campaign also began to make claims that Biden had mistakenly referred to the POTUS as George W. Bush, the moderators Lopez and Navarro hit back.

Navarro tweeted, “This is a damn lie.  that won’t stop them. This is the kind of unethical crap they do to spread false narratives. @JoeBiden was responding to a direct question from @georgelopez. I know because I was there.” Lopez tweeted, "Thanks Ana! Ditto: no one is mentioning my name because if they do it’s a non issue #facts."

NBC's Today later added an editor’s note to the online posting of its report.

“The video of Joe Biden talking about the 2020 election and ‘four more years of George…’ came from an interview that Biden did Sunday with George Lopez,” the show said. “The fact that Biden was talking with George Lopez was relevant and helpful context that should have been included in the original report.”

On Sunday, October 25, Biden, in an interview with 60 Minutes, indicated that Trump's attacks on his mental agility were laughable. "Hey, the same guy who thought that the 911 attack was a 7-Eleven attack?' Biden responded. "He's talking about dementia? All I can say to the American people is watch me, is see what I've done, is see what I'm going to do. Look at me. Compare our physical and mental acuity. I'm happy to have that comparison." 

He also stressed the fact that his opponent was the one who was losing his touch on reality. "The way he's handling Covid is just absolutely totally irresponsible," said Biden. "He's telling people that we've turned the bend, in one of his recent rallies. Well, he's gone - as my grandpop would say he's gone round the bend. I mean, we are in real trouble."

However, in the same interview, Biden made another blunder and stated incorrect data on public schools. "I can send every single qualified person to a four-year college in their state for $150 billion," he said. CBS later clarified that Biden's advisers told the network that their candidate had misspoke, and actually meant to say double the figure he stated. 

At rallies Trump has repeatedly stated that Biden is 'gonzo.' "He's gonzo folks. He's gone. He has no idea, and the people that are running that party are radical far-left maniacs," Trump told a rally in Arizona earlier this month.

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