DISINFO: Joe Biden has senile dementia and is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons
  • Outlet: actualidad.rt.com (archived)*
  • Date of publication: April 09, 2021
  • Article language(s): Spanish
  • Reported in: Issue 240
  • Countries / regions discussed: US
Joe Biden

DISINFO: Joe Biden has senile dementia and is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons


The Biden Administration is led by somebody who has been diagnosed with senile dementia, where Joe Biden has no real weight, his head doesn’t work anymore. He is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons.


The affirmations are false. The claim that president Joe Biden has senile dementia has been promoted by his domestic political adversaries in the US and amplified by pro-Kremlin disinformation as part of its campaign against him in the US 2020 election, but it has been repeatedly debunked by independent fact-checkers. On 15 April, 2021, Dr. Kevin O’Connor of The George Washington University released a three-page medical summary of Biden's health at the request of his patient, in which he described Biden as a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief.”

The claim that Biden has no real weight in its own administration and is a puppet of the Obamas and the Clintons is a conspiracy theory not based in any evidence.

See other examples in our database, such as claims that Biden has a lethal illness and is being kept away from the public, that Biden is a puppet of other powers behind him, that the Pentagon may prevent his reelection to avoid a war with Russia, or that his Administration is an illegitimate and anti-American regime.

This disinformation message appeared in the same TV programme as the claims that “Pro-Nazi Ukrainian battalions may carry out a purge in Donbas, leading Russia to intervene”, that “Russia is not directly involved in the conflict in Ukraine, which was the result of a Western coup” and that “Ukraine is violating the Minsk agreements and the West prefers to ignore it”.


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