Fact Check: Image Of President, First Lady Does NOT Show Fake Presidential Seal On White House Balcony For 2022 Easter Egg Roll

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Image Of President, First Lady Does NOT Show Fake Presidential Seal On White House Balcony For 2022 Easter Egg Roll Real Deal

Does a photo of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden show a fake presidential seal? No, that's not true: A fuzzy photograph from the April 18, 2022, Easter Egg Roll at the White House does show the real presidential seal, as proven in clearer images in still photos and videos published by national news outlets.

The claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) on April 18, 2022. It opens:

Lol. Screenshot of Sleepy and Jill supposedly live at the WH for the Easter Egg Roll. Check out that presidential seal guys!!!!!! FAKE NEWS! BUSTED!!!!🙄🥱🥱🥱🤣🤣🤣 GETTING OLD,LOL.

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

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The Facebook poster also showed an image of what they claimed was the real seal, which appears to be exactly the same as the one in the photograph.

A New York Times video published on April 18, 2022, shows the Bidens on the White House balcony with the presidential seal clearly visible.

The New York Post published a series of photographs on April 18, 2022, from the event showing the eagle on the seal holding olive branches in the left talon and the arrows in right talon.

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A video published on the Fox News YouTube channel clearly shows the couple standing on the balcony of the White House with the presidential seal below them.

Lead Stories has previously fact checked similar claims about Biden and fake images, such as that he is not at the real White House but a replica of the White House at the Tyler Perry Studios, that he is computer generated and that a video of him talking to reporters at the White House was a "green screen fail."

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  Alexis Tereszcuk

Alexis Tereszcuk is a writer and fact checker at Lead Stories and an award-winning journalist who spent over a decade breaking hard news and celebrity scoop with RadarOnline and Us Weekly.

As the Entertainment Editor, she investigated Hollywood stories and conducted interviews with A-list celebrities and reality stars.  

Alexis’ crime reporting earned her spots as a contributor on the Nancy Grace show, CNN, Fox News and Entertainment Tonight, among others.

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