A photo shows U.S. President Joe Biden kneeling for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Users and pages on social media have recently circulated a photo of U.S. President Joe Biden on his knee in front of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, claiming the photo was taken during Biden's recent visit to Saudi Arabia.
Misbar's investigation revealed that the claim was false. The circulating photo was fabricated and manipulated from an old photo of Biden resting on his knee.
The original photo depicts Biden having a conversation with a girl and her grandfather in a clothing store in Detroit, Michigan, in September 2020. The photo was taken during a campaign visit to Michigan, where he won the presidency of the United States.
The Original Photo of Joe Biden and Mohammed bin Salman
During his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, none of the photos of Biden meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that were published by media outlets show him kneeling.
U.S. President Joe Biden Visits Saudi Arabia
On July 15, Joe Biden traveled to Saudi Arabia for two days to attend the Jeddah Summit on Security and Development. He met with King Salman bin Abdul Aziz and several Arab heads of state.
Translated by Miray Aljarrah