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Sorry Trumpers—That Video Of A Kid Cursing At Jill Biden As She's Reading A Book Is Fake

Sorry Trumpers—That Video Of A Kid Cursing At Jill Biden As She's Reading A Book Is Fake
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The Associated Press determined a video showing a child yelling an expletive at First Lady Jill Biden while she reads a story to a group of students is fake.

The video was edited to include audio of a child yelling "Shut the f**k up!"

You can see the manipulated video below.

The Associated Press' fact checkers noted a video of the First Lady's full remarks show she was able to speak without being interrupted, adding:

"The inserted audio has spread online for years, and first emerged in a video that appeared to show a young child cursing during a school graduation ceremony as adults tried to quiet the situation."
"It is unclear where the video was taken, but it has since become a widely-shared sound effect and has been edited into other videos, often in a comedic way."

The fact that the video has already been debunked has not stopped those on the right from taking it at face value.

Many offered criticisms for whoever made the manipulated video, saying its existence is further evidence of an ongoing disinformation campaign orchestrated by the right wing that has further polarized society.

The first lady sat down on Monday with a group of second grade students from Maryland to introduce her 2012 book, Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops, as part of the annual unveiling of holiday decorations.

The Biden White House Christmas décor, unveiled that afternoon, was met with positive reception; The New York Timesnoted that this year's decorations aren't "nearly as stylized or surreal as the Trump-endorsed looks that preceded them."

The First Lady said that she wanted to use the unveiling as an opportunity to honor those who've persevered during a difficult year as the nation continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In an official statement, she said that "faith, family, and friendship; a love of the arts, learning, and nature; gratitude, service, and community; unity and peace" transcend "the constraints of a pandemic."