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- These photos don’t show pictures of Joe Biden’s body double. They show the president a decade earlier, when he was younger.
A recent Facebook post showing a series of photos of President Joe Biden suggests that the images don’t show Biden, but rather a body double.
That’s wrong. This is a longtime falsehood that we’ve looked at before, and it’s unfounded.
The post shows a series of side-by-side comparisons of two photos. Both are Biden, and while he looks different in one from the next, it’s not because of a body-double scheme. It’s because of aging.
In one such set of photos, Biden is pictured at a vice presidential debate in 2008 when he was in his mid-60s, and at a presidential debate in 2020, when he was in his late 70s. (Biden is now 79 years old.)
Yet another set of images compares Biden’s earlobes, particularly how they look more attached to his head in one photo than the other. But this isn’t evidence of a body double plot. These photos primarily show the effects of the passage of time.
We rate claims that this video proves Biden has a body double Pants on Fire.
Facebook post, Sept. 6, 2022
Morehead State Public Radio, The Reader’s Notebook: Joe Biden, Nov. 20, 2017
The Hill, Watch live: Biden presents Presidential Rank Awards in virtual ceremony, May 2, 2022
New York Times, As a matter of faith, Biden says life begins at conception, Sept. 7, 2008
New York, This is the V.P. debate that will finally matter, again, Oct. 9, 2012
RealClearPolitics, Biden: antifa is an idea, Not an organization, Sept. 29, 2020
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