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Did Biden Take Photo with Kids in Trump Hats?

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Biden reportedly said: "I believe in liking people even if they don't like you."
This is a genuine photograph. While this image was widely circulated with the claim that Biden was "tricked" into taking this photograph, there's no evidence to support this assertion. The president referenced this photograph after the event as an example of unity and reportedly told the children before taking this photograph: "I believe in liking people even if they don't like you."

In September 2021, a photograph started to circulate on social media that supposedly showed U.S. President Joe Biden and a group of children wearing hats, shirts, and other memorabilia featuring slogans for former President Donald Trump.

This image was widely circulated on social media by those claiming that Biden had been "punked" by the kids, or that the president had been tricked into taking a photograph with children wearing Trump memorabilia. A Gab account supposedly belonging to Trump (the former president has been banned by Twitter and other social media networks) shared the image along with the caption: "These kids tricked Biden just like the Taliban did."

This is a genuine photograph of Biden with several children wearing Trump memorabilia. However, there's no evidence to support the claim that the president was "tricked" into taking this photo. In fact, Biden…
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