The U.S. president did not accidentally admit to the New World Order conspiracy being true but used the phrase in the context of geopolitics.
On March 21, 2022, at the quarterly meeting of the Business Roundtable, U.S. President Joe Biden gave opening remarks on a range of comments including his thoughts on the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. Biden stated his view that the world is at an "inflection point" where significant changes are possible. He concluded by saying, "And now is a time when things are shifting. We’re going to — there's going to be a new world order out there, and we've got to lead it. And we've got to unite the rest of the free world in doing it." The phrase "new world order" and similar wordings in geopolitics can be traced back to U.S. President Woodrow Wilson near the end of World War I to describe a hope for nations to come together and cooperate toward peace. It was used frequently during and after the end of the Cold War to imagine a global situation that was no longer polarized between the capitalist West and the communist East. Today, it is used in politics to reflect a shift in power among the world’s nations after periods of profound change. However, it is also commonly used by conspiracy theorists to describe an imagined future one-world government run by an elite cabal that oppresses the world's people and denies them their freedom. The Anti-Defamation League states that "conspiracists also commonly believe that hundreds of concentration camps have been built in the U.S., ready to house dissenters [and] that the government will declare martial law." The theory is presented in ways which is often anti-semitic, as its often linked to Jewish figures. Some users across social media have seized upon the comment, taking the statement as evidence that the New World Order conspiracy is true, and not as it was intended in its usual geopolitical definition. Some conspiracy theorists view Biden’s word choice as a blunder, reflecting the commonly held belief among his political critics that Biden is not cognitively sound; others claim Biden is taunting the world with the phrase, signaling that the takeover has already begun. Biden's remarks reflect his belief that changes will come to global politics as a result of the war and that the United States will remain at the forefront of leadership during this potentially significant shift. There is no evidence that the New World Order conspiracy theory is true. Joe Biden was using the term in its political context. Thus we are marking this claim as false.