Fact Check: Joe Biden Is NOT Shown In A Photo Biting A Young Girl's Cheek -- It's Mexico's President

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  • by: Alan Duke
Fact Check: Joe Biden Is NOT Shown In A Photo Biting A Young Girl's Cheek -- It's Mexico's President Mexico's Prez

Is Joe Biden seen biting a young girl's cheek in a photo? No, that's not true: The man in the photo used in a meme claiming Biden is a "senile old pervert" is actually Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the president of Mexico. The image is a screenshot from a video of López Obrador campaigning and it was shared on his official Twitter account.

The claim appeared as a meme in a post (archived here) shared on Instagram on September 17, 2020, with the introductory message "Democrats, do you REALLY want this senile old pervert in the White House?😁🕶🇺🇸". It featured the image of López Obrador biting the girl's cheek with the text:

Now he bites them instead!

This is what the post looked like at the time of writing:

This is the meme showing the image and a close up:

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This is another image from the video in López Obrador's tweet showing the Mexican president holding the child just before biting her cheek:

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This tweet has the full video. At the 28-second mark you will see where President López Obrador bites the child's cheek:

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  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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