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President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and granddaughter Naomi Biden, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, after returning on Marine One from a weekend in Wilmington, Delaware. (AP) President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and granddaughter Naomi Biden, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, after returning on Marine One from a weekend in Wilmington, Delaware. (AP)

President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, and granddaughter Naomi Biden, walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, after returning on Marine One from a weekend in Wilmington, Delaware. (AP)

Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke September 8, 2022

No, this isn’t a video of Joe Biden’s granddaughter saying he died four years ago

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  • President Joe Biden doesn’t have a twin and the person in this video isn’t his granddaughter — it’s a TikToker with a satirical account. 
 

We’ve debunked claims that President Joe Biden has a body double, or that he’s dead. Neither are true. But some social media users are spreading what they’re suggesting is evidence to the contrary: video of his granddaughter saying he did die, and that his twin has been posing as the U.S. president. 

"My grandfather Joe Biden does have a twin and that twin is currently pretending to be Joe Biden in the White House," a woman says in a video shared on Instagram on Sept. 7. "So unfortunately, my grandfather Joe Biden passed away about four years ago but, you know, he had built up this really long political career and my family still wanted to have a bit of power in the U.S. government so we just replaced Joe with his twin brother, Beau."  

Text above the video says: "Naomi Biden says Joe Biden died 4 years ago." 

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Biden’s eldest granddaughter is named Naomi Biden, but the person in the video isn’t her.

The video was first shared on TikTok on June 11 by Kass Theaz, whose account is clearly labeled "satire." In other videos she pretends to be Biden’s granddaughter, though we didn’t see any in which she claimed to be Naomi Biden. 

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Joe Biden has seven grandchildren, none of whom are the person in the TikTok account. He also has four siblings: a sister, Valerie, and two brothers, James and Frank. James is seven years younger than the president, and Frank is 11 years younger.

We rate claims that this is a video of Naomi Biden saying Joe Biden died and is being impersonated by his twin Pants on Fire. 

Our Sources

Instagram post, Sept. 7, 2022

Daily Mail, Meet Frank Biden, Joe's 'penniless' brother who has snubbed mourning family he owes $1m - but who dined at the White House, boasts of his links to the former VP and vacations at $1,000-a-night ranch, Feb. 6, 2020

CNBC, Biden brother touts relationship with president in Inauguration Day ad for law firm, Jan. 27, 2021

The Washington Post, James Biden — presidential brother, family helper, political wild card, May 31, 2022

Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, Valerie Biden Owens, visited Sept. 7, 2022

Quartz, Meet the Bidens, Nov. 8, 2020

The White House, Vice President Joe Biden, visited Sept. 7, 2022

Women’s Health, Who Are Joe Biden’s Grandchildren? Meet The Seven Kids Who Call The President ‘Pop,’ March 1, 2022

The New York Times, Naomi Biden writes a personal tribute to her father, Hunter, after politicized Senate report, Sept. 23, 2020

TikTok post, March 15, 2022

TikTok post, March 15, 2022

TikTok post, June 11, 2022

TikTok post, June 11, 2022

 

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