FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Biden Plagiarizing Hillary Clinton?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports that President Joe Biden plagiarized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a recent speech.


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Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate. The quote stems from a gospel song.

Fact Check:

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A post shared on Instagram shows two videos of Clinton and Biden. They both were saying the same remarks saying, “I’ve come too far from where I started from, Nobody told me that the road would be easy, I don’t believe He brought me this far to leave me.” The caption reads, “All scripts and copied all fake.”

The claim is inaccurate. There is no credible news report that suggests this video shows Biden plagiarizing Clinton. Biden gave this speech in Jan. 8, 2024. Biden was quoting James Cleveland’s gospel song “I Don’t Feel Noways Tired.” Biden quoted the song saying, “And as the gospel song sings.”

Clinton in a March 4, 2007 speech also quoted the same source. She also attributed the words to the song, saying, “Let us say with one voice the words of James Cleveland’s great freedom Hymn.” (RELATED: Fact Checking Biden’s Recent Claims About Wage Growth, Inflation)

Biden has faced plagiarism accusations before. Reporting indicates that a Harvard graduate Roger Severino accused Biden of failing to credit Judge Diana Gribbon Motz in an essay that Biden wrote while he was a Senator.

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim that the recent Odysseus moon landing was faked.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter