Biden claims he “taught political theory” at the University of Pennsylvania.
He never taught a single class at UPenn. pic.twitter.com/i7Or2dfp4k
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 14, 2023
Apparently, the fact that Brandon has spent 50 years in politics lying is considered part of his charm.
He just makes things up.
US President Joe Biden faced fresh criticism on Friday for claiming to have taught at the University of Pennsylvania. While the school paid him almost $1 million over three years for a bespoke position, there is no record of him actually teaching a class.
“I taught at the University of Pennsylvania for four years and I used to teach political theory. And folks, you always hear, every generation has to fight for Democracy,” Biden said on Thursday, in a meandering speech at the Prince George Community College in Maryland.
“Biden was paid $1 million, but he never taught a single class,” the Republican National Committee said in response.
BIDEN: “I taught at the University of Pennsylvania for four years and I used to teach political theory…”
Biden was paid $1 million, but he never taught a single class. pic.twitter.com/UBhmJJRMOP
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 14, 2023
UPenn hired Biden in 2017, after he left the White House as Barack Obama’s vice president. Records published by the Philadelphia Inquirer in 2019 showed Biden getting paid $371,159 in 2017 and $540,484 in 2018 for “a vaguely defined role that involved no regular classes and around a dozen public appearances on campus.” The average salary for a professor at UPenn for the 2017-18 academic year was $217,411, the Inquirer noted.
Biden’s official title was the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Professor of Practice, the first – and only – person to ever hold that post. The failed Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush was also employed as a non-Franklin “presidential professor of practice,” from 2018 to 2020.
It’s one of many ways that cash is transferred to politicians.
The fact that these people have a $200k salary, and somehow all end up with tens of millions of dollars by the time they’re in their sixties, should be the only fact you need to know about the American political system before dismissing it as irredeemably corrupt.
Stupidity and low morality is the only reason anyone would go into politics in the first place. Competent people with low morality go into finance. Competent people with higher morality go into tech, or other types of finance. Or whatever. There’s a whole list of professions where you can make a lot of money if you’re competent, regardless of your moral fortitude. Politics is a job where you combine stupidity with low morality, and end up with a lot of money.
According to the UPenn student newspaper, Biden appeared at three question-and-answer sessions with the university president, panels discussing immigration and cancer, a talk about his book, a lecture at the Wharton school of business, and public appearances with former Mexican president Felipe Calderon and former British deputy PM, and now president of global affairs at Facebook, Nick Clegg.
While Biden has a long history of mis-speaking and embellishing his biography, his UPenn claim was one of many gaffes just this week, starting with a rocky press conference in Vietnam.
“The president has lied about being at ground zero the day after the September 11 attacks, falsely claimed he saw the Pittsburgh bridge collapse, claimed his grandfather died in the hospital days before his birth. What is going on with the president? Is he just believing things that didn’t happen did happen, or is he just randomly making stuff up?” Washington Times reporter Jeff Mordock asked at the White House briefing on Wednesday. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby dodged the question, however.
The funniest thing of all is that that black bitch is so stupid they literally had to bring in a white male to help her do press briefings.
🚨REPORTER TORCHES BIDEN: “What is going on with the president? Is he just believing things that didn’t happen did happen? Or is he just randomly making stuff up?”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 13, 2023
The answer to the question is probably complicated.
He always told lies like this, but they were harder to disprove before the internet.
He tells lies that are easily disproved because he is a natural liar but is too senile to even try to get away with it.
It’s a very funny situation.