Fact Check: Video Showing 'The View' Guest Accusing Karine Jean-Pierre Of 'Bullshit' On Air Is NOT Real -- Clip Is Edited To Add A Person

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  • by: Marlo Lee
Fact Check: Video Showing 'The View' Guest Accusing Karine Jean-Pierre Of 'Bullshit' On Air Is NOT Real -- Clip Is Edited To Add A Person Edited Video

Did a guest on "The View" accuse White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre of espousing "bullshit" on an episode of "The View"? No, that's not true: Damon Imani, a social media personality, edited himself into clips of the real December 5, 2023, episode, on which Jean-Pierre was a guest. Imani has a history of making content where he digitally adds himself to televised events and confronts political figures.

The claim appeared on Instagram (archived here) where it was posted on December 20, 2023. The video opens with Jean-Pierre speaking to the other hosts on "The View," but then the camera cuts to Imani, who appears on screen to be sitting next to Jean-Pierre:

Jean-Pierre: Remember, Putin's war caused gas prices to go up.

Imani: Katrine, you said a lot of nonsense accompanied with persuasive hand gestures to appear credible, so let's go through this one-by-one. 90% of the jobs that "Biden" created were jobs recovered from the pandemic. The economy's not even close to where it was under Trump. Gas prices rose before the Ukraine war, thanks to Biden restricting domestic energy production. Then y'all went on a Putin price hike to mislead the people. So, Biden didn't fix anything and I'm glad this is not a White House press conference and you can't just get away with the bullsh*t you just spewed.

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

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(Source: Instagram screenshot taken on Mon Feb 26 14:07:28 2024 UTC)

The video ends with Jean-Pierre saying nothing, shaking her head and a "Lost Signal" message under "The View" logo. The username @damonimani (archived here) can also be seen at the end of the video. Lead Stories found that @damonimani had posted the same video on December 7, 2023 (archived here). His caption labeled his own creation as satirical:

Enjoyed having a little talk with Biden's press secretary, but I don't think she enjoyed it.


Satire but true.

Damon Imani is a Denmark-based (archived here) content creator that has a history of digitally adding himself to televised events where he shows himself confronting political figures. In the captions of his Instagram posts, he regularly mentions that his content is satirical with the "Satire but true" line. He published videos of himself, fictitiously, interrupting Klaus Schwab on two different occasions. Lead Stories has debunked those here and here.

"The View" episode with Jean-Pierre as a guest premiered on December 5, 2023, as seen in this X post from "The View" X account (archived here). Imani was not mentioned in the post. An online news index search of "The View AND December 5, 2023 AND Karine Jean-Pierre AND Damon Imani" (archived here) did not yield reliable sources to back up the claim made in Imagin's Instagram post.

ABC News has a three-minute clip (archived here) of the December 5, 2023, episode on their website, and in the clip you can see a moment that Imani used in his Instagram post. At 0:33, Jean-Pierre says, "Remember, Putin's war caused gas prices to go up," but Imani is not there to speak after her, like he was purported to be in the claim.

Additional Lead Stories fact checks that mention Karine Jean-Pierre are here.

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Marlo Lee is a fact checker at Lead Stories. She is a graduate of Howard University with a B.S. in Biology. Her interest in fact checking started in college, when she realized how important it became in American politics. She lives in Maryland.

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