Fact Check: Joe Biden Does Not Have The Medal Of Honor, 4 Nobel Peace Prizes, And Did NOT Cure AIDS, Cancer, Autism

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  • by: Alan Duke
Fact Check: Joe Biden Does Not Have The Medal Of Honor, 4 Nobel Peace Prizes, And Did NOT Cure AIDS, Cancer, Autism We Did It

Was Joe Biden awarded the medal of honor and four Nobel Peace Prizes and did he cure AIDS, cancer and autism? No, that's not true: The 46th U.S. president has achieved none of those accomplishments. The false claims appeared in a meme that suggested they would not be fact checked. That claim is also false, since Lead Stories has debunked the Biden claims.

The meme originated in a post (archived here) where it was published by rock star and conservative activist Ted Nugent on February 25, 2021. It read:

Joe Biden has the Medal of Honor, He's got 4 Nobel Peace Prizes. He's also cured AIDS, Cancer and Autism..... If you don't see a fact check under this maybe you'll open your eyes and understand.

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

Facebook screenshot

(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Fri Feb 26 12:24:27 2021 UTC)

This meme is similar to another one debunked by Lead Stories in December 2020 which claimed that we would not fact check the claim that Biden was a war hero, a Rhodes Scholar and a Harvard law school graduate. You can read that fact check here.


  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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