Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Fart On Camera -- The Real Sound Was Microphone Feedback

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  • by: Alexis Tereszcuk
Fact Check: Biden Did NOT Fart On Camera -- The Real Sound Was Microphone Feedback Fake Fart

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:

Screenshot 2023-07-10 at 11.16.52 AM.png(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Mon Jul 10 21:01:11 2023 UTC)

The caption on the post read:

Biden just farted, but he said sorry, so it's fine.


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.

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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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