FACT CHECK: Democrats Are Spreading Dangerous Misinformation About Biden's Health

Verdict: The American people deserve to know the truth

August 1, 2023

Claim: President Joe Biden is young and healthy.

Who said it: Democrats. One party strategist in particular, Chris D. Jackson, has been posting deceptively edited photos of the president on social media.

Townhall reports that some of these images—doctored to make Biden appear younger and healthier and more attractive than he really is—have been promoted by top Biden allies such as Ron Klain, the former White House chief of staff.

The Democratic Party's official Twitter account on Tuesday shared an image of a spry-looking President Biden descending the large 26-step staircase typically used to board Air Force One.

Analysis: Biden turns 81 in November. He is only three and a half years older than former president Donald Trump, but looks at least 25 years older. He is prone to fits of violent rage, a relatively common symptom of cognitive decline.

The president, sometimes referred to as "Slippy Joe," fell off his bicycle in 2022 and face-planted at the Air Force Academy graduation in June. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death among individuals over the age of 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Biden kept falling up and down the larger Air Force One staircase, which is why he has started using a shorter set of retractable stairs to board the plane. It's been several months since Biden dared to climb the taller staircase, which means the Democratic Party is actively spreading dangerous misinformation about the president's health.

Verdict: We rate this claim 4 Flaming Clintons and 4 Sad Washingtons for undermining American democracy with misinformation.