Karine Jean-Pierre trolled for claiming 'fake' Biden videos are being circulated as misinformation campaign

Karine Jean-Pierre trolled as she insists 'cheap fake' videos of Joe Biden are being circulated as 'misinformation' campaign
Karine Jean-Pierre slams viral videos of Joe Biden's public gaffes as 'cheap fake' (Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC: White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed President Joe Biden's political opponents were circulating "cheap fake" videos to promote misinformation about the presumptive Democratic nominee, during her interview with Nicole Wallace on MSNBC on Tuesday, June 18.

Multiple videos of incumbent Biden being absent-minded have recently gone viral on the internet, including one that shows him turning away from the group of world leaders at a D-Day anniversary event in France to speak to a parachuter, and another where he was led off the stage by former President Barack Obama during his Los Angeles fundraiser on June 15.


Karine Jean-Pierre's remarks

When asked about the videos of Biden making rounds on social media, Jean-Pierre tried to brush them off as misinformation and held the Republican Party responsible.

"I think there is so much misinformation, disinformation as we've been talking about. You talked about the video of the president wandering. And it's not true. Right? The president wasn't wandering. He was talking to a parachuter that was right in front of him," she stated. "And what you saw is the Republican Party really manipulating what was being said and what was being seen by the American people."


"It's also very insulting to the folks, the viewers who are watching it. And so we believe we have to call that out. We've been calling it ‘cheap fakes.’ That is something that came directly from the media outlets in calling it that, the fact-checkers are calling it that. And so we're certainly going to be really, really clear about that as well. And calling it out from where we are, from where we stand," she added.

Jean-Pierre had referred to the videos during the press briefing at the White House as well, calling them "deepfakes" at the time.

"And instead of talking about the president’s performance in office, and what I mean by that is his legislative wins, what he’s been able to do for the American people across the country, we’re seeing these deepfakes, these manipulated videos. And it is, again, done in bad faith," she said.

Internet trolls Karine Jean-Pierre

Internet users had a hard time accepting Jean-Pierre's "cheap fake" comment, as the following tweets demonstrate.

"We see what we see," wrote a user.


"She's doing a media tour to convince everyone their eyes are lying and its working on hardcore dems," stated another.


"Most misinformation comes directly from kjp," jibed a third.


"What she calls 'cheap fakes' the legal system calls evidence," noted a fourth user.


"Does she realize people attended these events in person and have the same accounts of what happened?" inquired a fifth.


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