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- This video was altered.
A video circulating on social media has some users questioning whether it’s authentic or not. It’s not.
"My name is Jill Biden, and I want to tell you about my husband, Joe," first lady Jill Biden appears to say in the video. "Joe is the world's biggest cheerleader for the atrocities happening now in Gaza."
The video then cuts to a clip of Joe Biden saying: "The United States stands with Israel."
Then a voice that sounds like Jill Biden’s says: "Right now, the right-wing, extremist government of Israel is raining down hell on Palestinian civilians. They’ve killed over 1,000 children in the last few days. This is a genocide. Normal people around the world are standing up and demanding an end to the horror. But the only one who can stop it is Joe. The United States of America is supporting the actions of Israel. And the U.S. taxpayer is funding it. So, come on, Joe from Scranton. Tell Israeli George W. Bush no more money for his bombs, cut the funding, call for a ceasefire, end this f— nightmare." (An image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears on the screen during the mention of "Israeli George W. Bush.")
The footage of Jill Biden comes from a 2020 presidential campaign ad for Joe Biden. She doesn’t make the remarks in the video circulating Instagram.
Rather, she says, "My name is Jill Biden, and I want to tell you about my husband, Joe. I first met Joe two years after a car accident that injured his sons and killed his wife and his baby daughter. His life had been shattered. But as one of Joe’s favorite quotes remind us, ‘Faith sees best in the dark.’"
We rate claims that the video that appears to show her calling Joe Biden a cheerleader for atrocities is authentic Pants on Fire!
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