Two “undecided voters” who showed up Monday on an NBC News town hall with Joe Biden appear to have explained why they support the Democratic presidential nominee in August on MSNBC, according to a report.
Peter Gonzalez and Ismael Llano posed questions to the former vice president at the outdoor town hall event, which was held in Miami, Florida, and aired on both NBC and MSNBC. According to NBC Nightly News host Lester Holt, all of the attendees were “undecided Florida voters.”
Both Gonzalez and Llano were featured on MSNBC in August and showed 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, who was identified as “voting for Biden,” said on MSNBC two months ago. Llano, who was also identified as a Biden voter, expressed similar support at that time, saying Biden’s speech resonated with him.
The very same pair also appeared at the Miami town hall. Holt, who moderated the event, introduced Llano as a lawyer who “voted for Hillary Clinton four years ago but has voted Republican in the past,” and Gonzales as a moderate voter worrying that Biden 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?”
“Do I look like a socialist?” Biden replied, reminding Gonzalez that he beat Bernie Sanders, a high-profile socialist, and that some Democrats complained about him being “too centrist, too moderate, too straightforward.”
Other town hall participants are also curiously pro-Biden for an audience of “undecided voters,” according to Marc Caputo, Politico’s senior writer. In fact, none of the attendees who spoke one-on-one with Biden was described as “leaning towards Donald Trump” or in favor of the incumbent president’s reelection.
“This was a Biden-leaning crowd, if not a Biden crowd,” Caputo wrote, adding that “the closest thing to a tough question” for Biden came from a woman identifying as “undecided but leaning toward Biden.” She told Biden she was worrying that he might quit the presidential race because of Trump’s “bullying” behavior.
NBC did not respond to requests for comment from The Epoch Times.