Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden misrepresented the president's approval rating during a live video stream and was instantly fact-checked by a reporter.
The former vice president was discussing the response to the coronavirus pandemic when he claimed erroneously that President Donald Trump's approval rating had not improved.
"So it's all about urgency, and I noticed that the president's numbers with the public have gone up in handling this crisis, but they haven't gone up in terms of his presidency," claimed Biden.
Associated Press reporter Alexandra Jaffe informed Biden that Trump's overall approval had climbed in a recent Gallup poll.
"Gallup did show he is now at 49 percent job approval, which is a reversal from a few weeks ago," Jaffe said.
"So it's just an interesting development," she added, "it does suggest that the American people see him as a stronger leader than you've been characterizing him."
"Well, I hope that he's so strong that he's up way above that, because we need the help now," Biden responded.
Biden is far ahead in the delegate count against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), but many of his supporters are worried that his lack of public appearances during the coronavirus pandemic might hurt his campaign.
Here's the video of the exchange:
Biden Corrected for Claiming Trump's Approval Numbers Haven't Gone Up www.youtube.com