Who is George? Biden camp clarifies he was talking to George Lopez during controversial '4 more years' comment

Many were of the opinion that Biden had forgotten that Trump was the president and was instead referring to George W Bush


                            Who is George? Biden camp clarifies he was talking to George Lopez during controversial '4 more years' comment
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A video from Sunday, October 26, has become a hot topic of discussion. The video is from Joe Biden’s virtual “I Will Vote” concert. Biden was being interviewed by comedian George Lopez and political commentator Ana Navarro. Lopez at one point asked him, “Like if someone is undecided and may be thinking about not voting, why should they vote and why should they vote for you?”

Biden's answer to that was, “First of all, the reason they should vote is there is a lot on, on the ballot this year. This is the most consequen — not because I’m running but because of who I am running against — this is the most consequential election in a long, long, long time and the character of the country, in my view, is literally on the ballot. What kind of country are we going to be?”

Then he goes on to say, “Four more years of George uh…George, going to find ourselves in a position if Trump gets elected, we are going to be in a different world.”

The clips online do not come with information about Lopez and when Biden was answering the question, the host was not seen on the screen. This has caused people to believe that the George that Biden had referred to was in fact George W Bush as we had reported earlier. While Biden's statement in response to Lopez's question might still seem unclear, NBC in their 'Today' show's morning segment added an editor's note which said that he was interviewed by George Lopez.

The note said, “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 fact that Biden was talking with George Lopez was relevant and helpful context that should have been included in the original report.”

However, President Donald Trump was quick to attack his opponent. He tweeted, “Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!” 

However, Lopez and Navarro also clarified. Navarro tweeted, “This is a damn lie.But 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."



 

 

 



 

 



 

Biden also posted the video of the entire concert. He wrote: “Folks, the I Will Vote concert is finally here. Tune in as an incredible lineup of stars comes together to get out the vote.”



 

The Washington Post reported Biden's spokesman Andrew Bates saying, “He was addressing George Lopez, the interviewer, as is a common practice. That is, unless, like Donald Trump, you blow a gasket and storm out because you can’t stomach being fact-checked.”

A few on Twitter also commented on this. One user said, “FACT: Joe Biden didn’t call Donald Trump 'George Bush'. He called George Lopez 'George'. This is how desperate Republicans are.” Another said, “BAHAHAHAHA what a freaking narcissist @JoeBiden was talking TO @georgelopez (who was hosting the fundraiser) not ABOUT you.”

Another said, “Joe Biden was responding to and addressing George [Lopez],” Ana Navarro said of the misleading video. “That’s the George he was referring to. I know it may come as a shock to some Trump supporters, but some Latinos are named ‘George.’”



 

 



 

 



 

 

During his rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Trump commented, “Can you even imagine losing to a guy like this? Actually I wish he was a good and even a great candidate because if something happened you'd feel a little better. But can you imagine? He can't remember my name.”

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