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Do Photos Show Biden and Harris Celebrating Trump’s Indictment?

Snopes logo: MainLogo Snopes 3/31/2023 Damakant Jayshi

Image via Jonny Maga (@_johhnymaga)/Twitter © Provided by Snopes Image via Jonny Maga (@_johhnymaga)/Twitter

Claim: Photographs shared to Twitter authentically show President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrating in the White House as news broke of former President Trump’s indictment.

Rating: False

On March 31, 2023, a Twitter user posted on Twitter side-by-side photos of U.S. President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, and claimed they celebrated the indictment of former President Donald Trump the day before.

White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates told Snopes that the photos are "inauthentic."

We also found clear evidence within the photos themselves that they weren't real. 

"Photos reportedly show President Biden celebrating in the White House as news broke of the Trump indictment," Twitter user Jonny Maga (@_johhnymaga) tweeted on March 31, 2023, with the two attached photos. One picture showed Biden dancing and the other showed Biden and Harris laughing and hugging each other.

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The images were generated using artificial intelligence (AI). They included clear tells. The second photo shows Harris having six fingers. Moreover, she was on weeklong Africa tour when the photos were supposedly taken.

Given that the pictures were AI-generated and the fact that the vice president was in Africa at the time, we rate the claim "False."



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