The fact-checkers have spoken, and they say that Joe Biden was not wearing a “wire” during the first 2020 debate against Joe Biden.

Here is the video that caused all the hub-bub.

Here’s what the fact-checkers said about the video that folks online, including James Woods, say show Biden’s “wire.”

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From Politifact

In the shaky video, Joe Biden adjusts his dress shirt. After he straightens the collar of his blazer, a thin shadow appears.

“There it is,” a narrator says in the clip shared thousands of times on Facebook. “Biden’s wearing a wire. Why do you need a wire, bro?”

The video shows 13 seconds of the first presidential debate between Biden and President Donald Trump. It has spawned dozens of conspiracy theory posts on Facebook, which were flagged as part of the company’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

Did Biden get help during the debate? No — the posts are baseless, and other fact-checkers have debunked them. But they quickly took off on social media.


Biden was not wearing a wire during the debate — the video shows a crease in Biden’s dress shirt, which is accentuated by the bright TV lights. Thin shadows similar to the one highlighted in the clip also appear on the left side of his shirt.

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However, actor James Woods doesn’t believe the fact-checkers, he’s convinced Biden was up to something.


The video and the entire “story” of Biden wearing a wire got a “pants on fire” rating from the fact-checkers.

Honestly, I don’t think Biden is cognitively sharp enough to get instructions in his ear and also engage with people at the debate.

He has issues remembering where he is, or what office he’s running for. Can you imagine someone yapping in his hear on top of it?

“Say that again, man, I didn’t hear you…”

He’d definitely do that if he was “wired.”

Biden isn’t the “James Bond” type, more like “mission impossible” type, especially when it comes to his wretched campaign.


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