From the “Pants on Fire” Files: Tales of a Biden Medical Emergency on Air Force One Spread by the (Wrong) Right

The Right Wing media’s misinformation machine working in full force today on the rumor of President Biden having a medical emergency aboard Air Force One yesterday.

Based on various posts by Laura Loomer and Monica Crowley, Dinesh D’Souza, and Republican Senator Mike Lee ran with the story and quickly reposted.

AP Fact Check Reports: False. “There were no signs of a medical emergency on the flight, according to an Associated Press reporter who was traveling with Biden. Air Force One arrived at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Delaware, at 7:22 p.m. The president exited the plane on his own, saluted and spoke with an officer at the base of the stairs and took a question from a reporter before leaving the airport.” The posts presented no evidence that such an event occurred. Press access was not removed. 

Video shows Biden walking down the steps of Air Force One in Delaware, speaking with an officer, answering a reporter’s question about whether he would watch a highly anticipated interview he did with ABC News’ George Stephanopolous and getting into a car, all without issue.

Another X post states: “Joe Biden is reportedly having a medical emergency on Air Force One right now. Press access has been removed.” It had received approximately 15,000 likes and 10,900 shares as of Saturday morning.