False Claims, Spread by a Trump Son, That Biden Used a Teleprompter

A video of Joseph R. Biden Jr. answering live questions during a television interview is being edited to claim, incorrectly, that the Democratic presidential nominee was using a teleprompter.

In the full interview with Telemundo, conducted on Sept. 15, Mr. Biden can clearly be seen looking to his left, where the television studio set up a screen with live incoming questions from voters. An edited version of the video shows just one moment where Mr. Biden was unable to view a question and says, “I lost that line.”

The 26-second clip from the video has been shared by people close to President Trump, including his son Eric Trump, who tweeted on Wednesday that Mr. Biden had been “caught red-handed using a teleprompter.” Mr. Trump’s campaign also ran an ad amplifying the false claim against Mr. Biden.

A Telemundo spokesperson said Wednesday that recent social media posts claiming that Mr. Biden used a teleprompter during an interview with Noticias Telemundo and the anchor Jose Diaz-Balart were false.

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