FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Don Lemon And Rick Wilson Laughing At Joe Biden During An Interview?

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show Don Lemon And Rick Wilson Laughing At Joe Biden During An Interview?


A video shared on Facebook purportedly shows CNN host Don Lemon and Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson laughing at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden during an interview.

Verdict: False

The video deceptively combines clips from a January CNN segment between Lemon, Wilson and New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali with clips from a March interview between Biden and NBC’s Savannah Guthrie.

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Fact Check:

The video shows Biden purportedly appearing with Wilson on Lemon’s show “CNN Tonight.” Lemon and Wilson allegedly start to laugh after Biden says that President Donald Trump doesn’t want to “face me because I will beat him.”

However, the video has been altered. Rather than showing a real exchange between Biden, Lemon and Wilson, it deceptively combines two separate videos. (RELATED: Does This Video Show Joe Biden Sleeping During A Local TV Interview?)

The clips of Lemon and Wilson come from a January CNN segment, where Lemon, Wilson and Ali discussed an exchange between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly, who said he demanded she find Ukraine on a map after an interview with him. In the original segment, Lemon and Wilson laughed after Wilson began to mock

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