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Stephanopoulos says he doesn't think Biden can serve four more years

By Dominick Mastrangelo - 7/10/24, 9:56 AM EDT

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ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos says he does not think President Biden can serve another four years following a highly anticipated interview he conducted with the president last week after his poor debate showing.

"I don't think he can serve four more years," Stephanopoulos is heard saying on video to a passerby on a New York City sidewalk. The footage was first obtained by TMZ.

“Earlier today I responded to a question from a passerby. I shouldn’t have," the anchor told The Hill in a statement provided through a spokesperson.

ABC, in its own statement, said “George expressed his own point of view and not the position of ABC News.”

Stephanopoulos' comments come just days after the network aired an exclusive interview with Biden following a rough debate performance against former President Trump a week earlier, during which the president struggled to speak coherently and stared off blankly.

Biden's showing on stage has renewed concerns about his age and mental competency and sparked some calls from Democrats for him to bow out of the presidential race.

During the interview, the incumbent wrote off the debate debacle as a "bad night" and maintained he would continue his reelection campaign.

“I don’t think there’s anybody more qualified to be president or win this race than me,” Biden said.

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