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- President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are alive and well. They were not executed and replaced with imposters.
President Joe Biden launched his reelection campaign April 25, but a Facebook video shared the day before would have people believe the man leading the U.S. for the last two years is an impostor.
"There is no Biden presidency," the April 24 video says. "The real Biden was executed for his crimes long ago along with Clinton."
The video claims Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were replaced with a rotating stable of actors, some of whom wear masks when out in public as the politicians.
"That's why Biden keeps referring to himself as the 'mask president,'" the video says.
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Biden is clearly alive. On April 26, he hosted South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and his first lady Kim Keon Hee at a state dinner. On April 27, he appeared on the White House lawn for a public Take Our Kids To Work Day event.
Clinton was widely photographed with her husband, former-President Bill Clinton during an April 17 visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, which ended 30 years of violent conflict there.
We rate this claim Pants on Fire!
Facebook post, April 24, 2023
Joe Biden YouTube Page, Joe Biden Launches His Campaign For President: Let's Finish the Job, April 25, 2023
PolitiFact, "President Joe Biden is alive and traveling; he wasn’t executed," Feb. 23, 2023
PolitiFact, "No, Hillary Clinton wasn’t hanged at Guantanamo Bay," April 28, 2021
PolitiFact, "Was someone in a Joe Biden mask at the State of the Union? No, It was Biden himself," Feb. 10, 2023
PolitiFact, "What is QAnon, the baseless conspiracy spilling into US politics," Aug. 27, 2020
PolitiFact, "Claims that the 2020 election was stolen are still false," May 24, 2022
PBS, "WATCH: Biden greets hundreds of kids on Take Our Kids to Work Day," April 27, 2023
Associated Press, "Northern Ireland peacemakers urge end to political impasse," April 17, 2023
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