Social media mocked a Reuters fact-check of an edited video of President Joe Biden leaving a press event to the chimes of an ice cream vendor.
Recently a video emerged of an outdoor press conference featuring President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden. While the First Lady was speaking at the podium, President Biden inexplicably left the press conference. According to the Washington Examiner, “t is unclear why the president wandered out of sight or if he was signaled to leave the area.”
You can view the full unedited video below.
If you don’t want to watch the whole video, here is the unedited clip of President Biden just walking off into the distance.
According to the New York Post, an edited version of the video clip popped up on social media. The edited video sow Biden seemingly getting distracted and lured away by the familiar chimes of an ice cream truck jingle. As many may know, President Biden is a big fan of ice cream; hence, the joke.
Incredibly, Reuters decided to issue a fact-check about the edited video.
“Social media users are sharing a video of U.S. President Joe Biden walking away momentarily during a speech given by U.S. First Lady Jill Biden and claiming that he was distracted by an ice cream truck. The video being shared, however, has been digitally edited to include music usually played by an ice cream truck.”
In response, social media lit up with laughter.
Who would have thought that one of the largest news agencies in the world lacked so much self-awareness.
We get it. The “Biden Gaffe Machine™” has generated some of the more unbelievably buffoonish moments. But, c’mon Reuters. Some things are so clearly made up, that you just play yourself for taking them seriously. This is one of those occasions, and Reuters is clearly oblivious to that.
Get yourself a sense of humor, Reuters.