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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke January 13, 2022

Video of Mack Trucks employee insulting Biden isn’t authentic

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  • This video was altered to seem like a Mack Trucks employee insulted Joe Biden. The original video shows him politely telling the president about the company’s vehicles. 

"Biden… is not liked by the blue collar workers," reads the description of a TikTok video that’s being shared on Facebook

In the clip, President Joe Biden approaches a man in front of a truck who appears to tell Biden he has "no business driving this truck." 

"We took a vote and we’re all in agreement that you can’t drive anything besides the country into the ground," the man appears to say. 

This post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

The video is authentic, but the audio isn’t. 

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The clip was taken from Biden’s July visit to a Mack Trucks manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania. 

It starts around the 5:25 mark of this C-SPAN video. Biden asks if he can open the door to the truck and the man politely says that they don’t have the keys.  

"I can tell you a lot about this truck however," he says. "So I am an honored — we are honored — to be standing here today to show off the Mack Electric LR to you. It’s a feat of engineering. … This is just the newest addition of what we can do and how we can plow into the future with our heavy-duty electric LR here."  


The bio of the TikTok username that can be seen on the Facebook video describes his account as "Comedy & Politics." 

We rate claims that the video in the Facebook post is authentic False.


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