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Samantha Putterman
By Samantha Putterman March 23, 2020

Biden wasn’t looking at books about dementia in video. The clip was manipulated

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  • The original video was doctored. The sign about dementia books was inserted.

  • The footage is from a 2012 Costco store opening in Washington, D.C.


A video shared on TikTok and YouTube was manipulated to make it look like Joe Biden was looking at books on dementia. The original video from 2012 shows he was looking at children’s books.

The video was recently posted on the short-video app by an account called @conservativehypehouse and shows Biden picking out books next to a sign that reads, "Brain exercises for dementia." 

"Yes… this is joe biden looking at books about (sic) dimentia," the caption says.

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This clip was manipulated to include the sign and is from November 2012, when Biden was vice president and attended the grand opening of the first Costco Wholesale store in Washington, D.C.

In the full video, Biden can be heard saying he is buying children’s books for the "Book Buddies" reading program that was started by his wife, Jill Biden.

This clip was manipulated to make it look like Biden was picking up books about dementia. He wasn’t. We rate the doctored clip Pants on Fire!

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