Trump campaign ad features doctored images of Joe Biden 'in his basement, alone' - 2020-08-06
One photo, of Biden seated on the floor in an empty room in front of a reclining chair, is actually from an event at the home of an Iowa mayor to watch a University of Iowa Hawkeyes game in December with several people in attendance, according to The Gazette. The Gazette, which published that photo, said it was edited in the ad to remove the other people in the room and used without permission.
Another, edited to show Biden standing in an empty room holding his hand up to his forehead is actually a shot of Biden holding a microphone while at an outdoor event.
The Trump campaign has frequently used Biden's basement as an attack point, accusing him of doing few campaign events during the coronavirus pandemic and suffering from cognitive decline. Trump dubbed him "Sleepy Joe Biden (who never leaves his basement)" on Twitter.