Fact Check: 'China Man' With Joe Biden Is NOT His 'Chinese Handler' - He's A Secret Service Agent

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  • by: Alan Duke
Fact Check: 'China Man' With Joe Biden Is NOT His 'Chinese Handler' - He's A Secret Service Agent Secret Service

Is a "China man" who stayed close to Joe Biden before his inauguration his "Chinese handler"? No, that's not true: The man identified in a video as Biden's "Chinese handler" is actually a member of the secret service team protecting the new president. The same man, seen walking close behind Biden as he exited an airplane at Joint Base Andrews on January 19, 2021, is the person identified by the U.S. Secret Service in an Instagram post as a secret service agent protecting President Biden in the hours after his inauguration.

The claim appeared in a video in a Facebook post (archived here) shared by the British-based Patriots United page on January 20, 2021. The video, which showed the agent walking with Biden, was introduced with this text message:

Biden his wife and a China man arrive in Washington DC!
Biden the communist puppet. this is really an eye-opener on how dangerous and real China's influence is in America 🇺🇸. His Chinese handler is never more than 3 feet away.

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

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Wed Jan 20 22:29:14 2021 UTC)

The "Chinese handler" claim appeared in various forms on social media, including in a Telegram post which featured another video of the agent with Biden and the text:

Biden's Chinese handler is sitting two seats directly behind him and Jill. During the national anthem, everyone turned around to face the flag, except for his handler. He stared at Biden the entire time.

The Secret Service was not so secret about pointing out that the man is their man, not China's. This Instagram post features his photo:

#InaugurationDay is in full swing and so is the Secret Service. Follow the #Inauguration from our point-of-view on Twitter, Instagram, & Facebook! #Inauguration2021

Lead Stories zoomed in to give you a closer look at the agent:

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He is the same person as the man pinpointed in the Patriots United video:

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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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