FACT CHECK: Was Biden Wearing A Diaper During The Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

An image shared on social media purports President Joe Biden exposed a diaper when falling at the Air Force Academy Graduation Ceremony.

Verdict: False

The image is digitally altered.

Fact Check:

Biden is visiting California to discuss climate change with California Governor Gavin Newsom after the President revealed a $600 million plan to fight climate change, The Los Angeles Times reported. California raised over $300 million for Biden’s 2020 campaign and First Lady Jill Biden was in the state raising money for his re-election last week.

The Facebook purports Biden exposed a diaper when falling. The image shows Biden on the floor being helped up by two men, one in a suit and one in a military uniform.

“The current state of the U.S. in one photo,” the caption reads.

The image is altered. There is no credible news report that suggests this image is authentic. Check Your Fact conducted a reverse image search that revealed the image appears to stem from a recent graduation ceremony at the United State Air Force Academy that Biden attended and spoke at. The original image shows Biden being helped up after he fell during the ceremony and odes not show the diaper.

A video of the incident does not show that he was wearing a diaper. Biden spoke at the event and the trip over what appeared to be a small sandbag. The attendees helped him to his feet and he was then escorted off stage. (RELATED: Does Viral Video Show The Nova Kakhovka Dam Being Blown Up?)

This is not the first time a misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim that the judge assigned to Trump’s federal court case was at his rally.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter