The perennially stunned George Stephanopoulos got knocked down a peg after once again finding it unbelievable that former President Donald Trump is now tied with, and in some polls beating, the incumbent President Joe Biden.
Speaking on ABC’s “This Week” program, the liberal news anchor asked Donna Brazile, former head of the Democratic National Committee, how Biden could be doing so poorly with young voters of color.
“Despite all of the baggage that Donald Trump carries, he’s tied with Joe Biden right now,” Stephanopoulos said.
“The biggest challenge we face as Democrats is that… young voters, young Black and Latino voters, they’re not ready to come back to the party. They’re not even looking at the so-called messaging,” said Brazile. “I think the president’s campaign is going to have to really go deep and go hard to motivate those voters to come back within the Democratic Party coalition because without them it’s going to be a tight race.”
The comments prompted Fox News anchor Tammy Bruce to mock Stephanopoulos for being so out of touch that he has failed to understand the struggles of everyday Americans living under Bidenomics.
“He wouldn’t have been “stunned” if he had taken seriously all the other polls indicating the intense unhappiness of Americans in general. Our decline is artificial and Biden’s doing. So get used to it, Georgie,” Bruce wrote on X.
He wouldn't have been "stunned" if he had taken seriously all the other polls indicating the intense unhappiness of Americans in general. Our decline is artificial and Biden's doing. So get used to it, Georgie. "ABC's George Stephanopoulos appeared stunned Sunday by a 2024…
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) September 4, 2023
In May, Stephanopoulos reported on the first poll that showed President Trump with a clear seven-point lead over Biden, far outside the margin of error, leading to another moment of stunned flabbergasting on live TV. He recently challenged Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy about his proposal to pardon Trump if elected, asking how a “felon” like Trump could be worthy of a return to the White House.
“My bottom line, George, is that I will vote for the person who I think is best positioned to move this country forward. I do not think that is Joe Biden… Even though I disagree with many of my rivals on the issues, I think any of them will be better than Joe Biden or Kamala Harris to move this nation forward,” Ramaswamy said.
“The America First movement is bigger than Donald Trump, it is bigger than me, it is bigger than one political candidate. It belongs to the people of this country. The people of this country thankfully still get to decide who their next president actually is. I want to keep it that way rather than getting a federal police state as the new arbiter of who governs this country,” he added.
Black Americans have expressed deep skepticism about a second term for President Biden, with some of his former Black supporters like Stephan A. Smith speaking about how the 80-year-old is past his prime and unable to handle the rigors of a second term. The decline in support from communities of color mirrors that rise in President Trump’s coalition as he gains more support in communities of color than any recent Republican presidential nominee.