The claim: Video shows Biden speaking slowly at press conference
“Get this doofus away from all microphones,” reads text superimposed over the video.
The post garnered more than 14,000 likes in nine days.
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Our rating: Altered
The video is altered. It has been slowed down to make it appear as if Biden was speaking at a slower pace.
Biden speech slowed in video
The viral video shows a clip from the speech that has been slowed down.
In the clip, Biden references discussions with the Chinese president to reduce the illegal import of fentanyl and fentanyl precursors from China to the U.S.
USA TODAY reached out to the Instagram user who shared the post for comment but did not immediately receive a response.
Our fact-check sources:
C-SPAN, Nov. 15, President Biden Holds News Conference at APEC
CNN (YouTube), Nov. 15, President Joe Biden holds news conference after Xi Jinping meeting
DEA Intelligence Report, January 2020, Fentanyl flow to the United States
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