No, Joe Biden did not grope his granddaughter; viral video is clipped

A video of United States President Joe Biden kissing a young woman and reportedly touching her inappropriately is doing the rounds on social media.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  24 Jan 2023 11:19 AM GMT
No, Joe Biden did not grope his granddaughter; viral video is clipped

Hyderabad: A video of United States President Joe Biden kissing a young woman and reportedly touching her inappropriately is doing the rounds on social media.

People sharing the clip claim that it shows Joe Biden groping his granddaughter.

A Twitter user shared the clip and wrote, “Joe Biden groped his granddaughter in front of the world. What happens behind closed doors?” (Archive)


Click here to see the post.

Several other Twitter users shared the video with the same claim. (Click here, here, and here to see the posts.)

Fact Check

NewsMeter found that the viral video is clipped and is being shared with misleading context.

On performing a reverse image search of the video’s keyframe, we found a similar image on Getty Images from 29 October 2022. According to the caption, the photo shows US President Joe Biden placing a “Voted” sticker on granddaughter Natalie Biden after they cast their early vote in Wilmington, Delaware, on 29 October 2022. It also said Natalie Biden is the daughter of Joe Biden’s late son Beau Biden and she had voted for the first time.


Taking a cue from this, we ran a keyword search and found the video on NBC News. It was titled “President #Biden And His Granddaughter Cast Their Votes Together.”

The video shows Mr. Biden informing the people in the voting room that his granddaughter is voting for the first time. In the subsequent frames, Natalie Biden can be seen placing a sticker on her grandfather which is followed by Mr. Biden placing a sticker on Natalie Biden and kissing her cheek.

It is evident that the viral video is clipped and is being shared with misleading context. Hence, we conclude that the claim that Joe Biden groped his granddaughter is false.

Claim Review:The video shows President Joe Biden touching her granddaughter inappropriately.
Claimed By:Social Media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Twitter
Claim Fact Check:False
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