Does the video show a child handing Biden a vial of blood?
In December 2021, a video surfaced on social media that purportedly showed a young child surreptitiously handing US President Joe Biden what appears to be a vial of blood. The @projectpelosi Twitter account falsely claimed that Biden received this “vial of fresh blood” so he could drink it on his way back to the White House.
This Twitter account has since been suspended. An archived copy of the “fresh blood” video can be seen below:
This is a doctored video spreading conspiratorial nonsense.
A segment of the QAnon conspiracy theory holds that there is a cabal of politicians who engage in so-called satanic behavior, such as drinking the blood of children. There is no evidence to support this conspiracy theory. In fact, the vast majority of these claims are based on blatantly inaccurate and false information. We took a closer look at the false claim that Democrats have been drinking children’s blood before.
The video displayed above, for example, is doctored. The child in this video is not actually holding a vial of blood. Someone digitally inserted a vial of blood into this video in order to spread the absurd rumor that Biden drinks blood.
The original video was taken in July 2021 as Biden departed Air Force One at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport where he was greeted by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear and his family. Although no vials of blood were exchanged in the original unedited footage, Biden appears to be handing something over to Beshear’s son.
The moment can be glimpsed around 12:30 p.m. from the following video: