Source: Mark Moore
Two “undecided” voters who appeared on an NBC News town hall with Joe Biden that has been described as an “infomercial” for the Democratic nominee had earlier voiced their support for the former vice president on MSNBC, according to a report.
Peter Gonzalez and Ismael Llano posed questions to the Democratic presidential nominee at the town hall Monday in Miami as part of an “audience of undecided Florida voters.”
Both Gonzalez and Llano appeared on MSNBC in August to show their support for Biden, the Washington Free Beacon reported on Tuesday.
“If we get four more years of Trump, good luck, and good luck with the future attracting younger voters,” Gonzalez said on MSNBC.
He and Llano were identified as “voting for Biden.”
“Something that Joe Biden said during his speech that resonated with me was what defines America is a possibility,” Llano said in the same broadcast.
At the town hall, NBC News’ anchor Lester Holt said Llano “voted for Hillary Clinton four years ago but has voted Republican in the past.”
And Gonzalez, who’s voting history wasn’t mentioned in the town hall, asked Biden if he is beholden to “the radical left.”
“Cuban American and Venezuelan voters here in South Florida are being targeted with messages by the Trump campaign claiming that a vote for Joe Biden is a vote for the radical left and socialism, and even communism,” Gonzalez asked. “What can you tell people in my family, my friends – who are understandably concerned with that issue – that would make them feel comfortable voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris?”
NBC has taken shots for its handling of the town hall, with some calling it an “infomercial for Joe Biden.”
Marc Caputo, writing on Politico, said the voters didn’t sound undecided.
“This was a Biden-leaning crowd, if not a Biden crowd,” Caputo wrote. “So Biden had the equivalent of a one-hour infomercial that played to his strengths: engaging with respectful real voters (he’s been known to blow his stack with citizens who attack him) as he dished out anecdotes and one-liners accrued over decades in public life.”
President Trump blasted “Fake News” for supporting Biden’s campaign.
“I just hope the voter understands that they are all Fake News trying hard to push a man that should NEVER be president of our Country,” he wrote.
Trump also panned the town hall as a “joke” in a Tuesday afternoon tweet.
“Did anyone get to see that absolute ‘Joke’ of a Town Hall interview that Joe Biden did with Concast @NBCNews, hosted by Lester Holt?” the president wrote.
“What a disgrace to our Country that FREE public airwaves can be used that way. All SOFTBALLS. A big FIX. Time should be paid by the corrupt DNC!”
NBC and MSNBC did not respond to requests for comment from the Free Beacon.