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- Video shows Biden was wearing the same suit in both photos being shared on social media.
An unfounded claim is spreading on social media that President Joe Biden soiled himself during a recent meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The evidence presented? Two photos of him wearing the same suit. But some social media users aren’t convinced.
"Two different suits, same visit," reads the text above two photos of Biden standing with the pope. "HE CRAPPED HIS PANTS."
In the image on the left, Biden’s suit appears blue. In the photo on the right, it appears darker — maybe even black. But it’s not.
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First thing worth noting in both of the photos in the Facebook post is Biden’s tie. Even though the colors in the photos appears differently, Biden’s tie is slightly askew in the same way in each of them — cocked a little to the left as you’re looking at the images.
That’s also how his tie appears in this more than 7-minute video of the meeting posted on C-SPAN. The video shows the moments that both photos in the Facebook post were taken, and it’s clear Biden is wearing the same suit.
We rate this post Pants on Fire.
Facebook post, Nov. 1, 2021
Associated Press, Biden: Pope told me that I should ‘keep receiving Communion,’ Oct. 30, 2021
C-SPAN, President Biden meets with Pope Francis, Oct. 29, 2021
Sky News, President Joe Biden and Pope Francis meet in the Vatican, Oct. 29, 2021
The New York Times, Biden meets with Pope Francis ahead of G20 Summit, Oct. 29, 2021
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