Joe Biden

President Joe Biden has been a lightning rod for rumors and misinformation. The team at Snopes fact-checks the claims.

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Did Biden Kneel Before George Floyd’s Son To Apologize?
  • 15 April 2021
Even as the Derek Chauvin trial was winding to a close, rumors about George Floyd...
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President Joe Biden speaks during a ceremony to honor slain U.S. Capitol Police officer William "Billy" Evans as he lies in honor at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)
Biden Seeks to Remove US Troops from Afghanistan by 20th Anniversary of 9/11
  • 13 April 2021
The Biden Administration had originally wanted to remove the troops by May 1, 2021.
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President Joe Biden speaking about the Second Amendment
Did Joe Biden Say 2nd Amendment is a ‘Phony Argument’?
  • 10 April 2021
Social media users misrepresented the president's remarks on proposed gun violence prevention measures.
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo Giffords Law Center Senior Policy Advisor David Chipman speaks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on assault weapons on Capitol Hill in Washington. (The Biden administration is expected to nominate Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Biden Nominates Gun Control Advocate as ATF Director, Pushes New Exec Orders
  • 8 April 2021
Biden has faced increasing pressure to act after a recent series of mass shootings, but...
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Rumors circulated in April 2021 that U.S. President Joe Biden once said "Dr. King's assassination did not have the worldwide impact that George Floyd's death did."
Did Biden Say George Floyd’s Death Had Greater ‘Worldwide Impact’ Than MLK’s?
  • 7 April 2021
Remarks attributed to U.S. President Joe Biden saw a resurgence in social media sharing in...
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In an interview broadcast on April 4, 2021, Hunter Biden, the son of U.S. President Joe Biden, said in the past, he mistook parmesan cheese for crack cocaine, and accidentally smoked the dairy product.
Did Hunter Biden Say He Smoked Parmesan Cheese?
  • 6 April 2021
For people addicted to crack cocaine, cravings often drive decision-making.
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President Joe Biden walks over to speak to members of the media after arriving on the Ellipse on the National Mall after spending the weekend at Camp David, Monday, April 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Official: Biden Moving Vaccine Eligibility Date to April 19
  • 6 April 2021
Biden is also expected to announce that 150 million doses have been put into people's...
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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's dogs Champ, right, and Major are seen on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
Ruh Roh! Biden Pooch Drops Doggie Doo in White House Hallway
  • 31 March 2021
It was unclear which pooch — Major or Champ — dropped the poo.
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Did Biden Rely on ‘Cheat Sheet’ During His First Press Conference?
  • 29 March 2021
Taking the podium equipped with notes is neither new nor remarkable at a presidential news...
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Biden walked away from podium at press conference
Did Biden Leave Press Conference Podium as Reporter Asked a Question?
  • 27 March 2021
Social media chatter attempted to frame a few steps during Biden's first presidential news conference...
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Did White House Press Corps Physically Stand for Biden at First News Conference?
  • 25 March 2021
A former Trump staffer speculated that such a “level of respect” could be “indicative of...
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Joe Biden made a remark about 120 years during a news conference.
Did Biden Say ‘I Came Into the US Senate 120 Years Ago’?
  • 25 March 2021
The remark in question came during his first news conference of the new administration.
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