FACT CHECK: No, Donald Trump Did Not Endorse Joe Biden For Reelection

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purportedly shows a video of former President Donald Trump endorsing President Joe Biden for reelection.

@meidastouchHere’s an ad for the Biden campaign free of charge♬ original sound – MeidasTouch

Verdict: False

The video is missing context. The ad shows Trump discussing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s endorsement of Biden.

Fact Check:

The President of France Emmanuel Macron stated in a news conference that “nothing should be ruled out” in the defense of Ukraine, CNN reported. This statement included sending troops, but U.N. officials clarified that there are “no plans” for deployment.

The TikTok post purports Trump endorsed Biden. The video shows Trump saying that someone wants Biden to be president and that he agrees.

The text overlay reads, “Trump accidentally endorses Biden.” And the video ends with the Biden campaign logo. The caption reads, “Here’s an ad for the Biden campaign free of charge.”

The claim is inaccurate. The video is taken out of context. The full video shows Trump talking about Putin’s endorsement of Biden. Trump was commenting on Putin’s comments, stating that Biden would be “better for Russia,” according to NBC News. The outlet reported Putin claimed is the more experienced politician and therefore the better choice to his potential general election opponent Trump

In the full video Trump stated that as president he kept Russia from operating the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany. Biden then approved the use of the Nord stream pipeline for Russia in 2021, according to Financial Times. (RELATED: Video Claims To Show Chinese Communist Party Destroying Mosque)

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim photos of Canada were used by Nasa to falsify images of Mars.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter