Did President Joe Biden fart on camera and apologize for it? No, that's not true: Video of Biden speaking on camera has been edited to add in a fake flatulence sound. Actual video of the president speaking live clearly shows and records the microphones in front of him making a screeching feedback sound and he laughs and says, "Sorry."
The claim appeared in a video published on Instagram on July 8, 2023. The audio opened with Biden saying:
I've been a significant --
Then, the sound of a long fart is heard.
Here is how the post appeared on Instagram at the time of writing:
The caption on the post read:
Biden did not fart on camera.
Footage from CNBC Television of the president speaking live on July 7, 2023, was posted on YouTube. It shows that the microphones emit screeching feedback beginning at 5:24. The audience laughs when he stands back and deadpans, "Sorry."
Lead Stories previously debunked a claim about Biden farting on camera here.