George Stephanopoulos on The Changing Politics of Poverty

Interview by Billy Shore

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Is a lie still a lie if enough people believe it? ‘Good Morning America’ co-anchor and former White House Communications Director George Stephanopoulos discusses the media and how politics and public opinion have shifted over the past 20 years and during the pandemic. “A crisis like this hits everyone. It’s not people who haven’t been working, it’s not people who have been irresponsible, it’s not people who are somehow ‘other.’ You see how quickly people can fall from a solid, middle class life into something very close to poverty,” Stephanopoulos notes. “The prospect that [the Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit] could become permanent changes is something I had not imagined.”

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George Stephanopoulos

George Stephanopoulos

Anchor // Good Morning America
Political commentator, journalist, and former Democratic advisor, George Stephanopoulos is coanchor with Robin Roberts and Michael Strahan on Good Morning America and host of This Week, ABC's Sunday morning current events news program. Stephanopoulos was communications director for the 1992 presidential campaign of Bill Clinton and subsequently became White House communications director. Find George on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

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