Conservatives are sharing a deceptively edited video to promote speculation that President Joe Biden's mental faculties are failing and that he should be disqualified from the presidency.
The clip features remarks Biden recently made in a speech addressing inflated gas prices and pandemic-induced holiday supply chain issues.
In the deceptive video, Biden appears to say:
"Because of the actions we've taken, things have begun to change. End of quote."
This falsely led some to believe that Biden was reading technical instructions off of a teleprompter, a la Ron Burgundy, the protagonist of the 2004 comedy, Anchorman, whose penchant for reading anything off the teleprompter gets him in trouble multiple times throughout the film.
But a fuller examination of the comments revealed that Biden was, in fact, quoting recent comments from Walmart's U.S. CEO, John Furner, praising actions the Biden administration took to ease supply chain delays.
The whole clip shows Biden saying:
"And, by the way, you may have heard the CEO of Walmart yesterday on the steps we've taken. He said, and I quote, 'The combination of private enterprise and government working together has been really successful.' He went on to say, 'All the way through the supply chain, there's… a lot of innovation.' Because of the actions we've taken, things have begun to change. End of quote.
It was clear Biden was emphasizing that he was no longer quoting the Walmart CEO and had gone back to his prepared remarks.
You can watch a side-by-side of the clips below.
People soon began calling out the purveyors of the disinformation, which was flagged on Twitter as manipulated media.
But disinformation travels fast, and the deceptive video has been retweeted thousands of times, with people still falling for it.
It is, in fact, made up.