President Joe Biden’s recent speech in Maryland, during which he claimed to have been a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, has ignited a heated debate on social media. Here’s the whole story.
“Democracy Under Attack”
In his speech addressing the state of the country’s economy, President Biden made the statement that he had taught at the University of Pennsylvania for four years.
He said, “Democracy is at stake, folks. Our Democracy is under attack. And we gotta fight for it. 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. And I found myself – it’s automatic, we didn’t have to believe it – but we do. We do,” he added.
“Biden´s Pretend Life”
This statement immediately garnered attention, as there was limited concrete evidence to prove this claim.
Social media platforms, particularly Twitter, were flooded with reactions to the president’s statement.
One user wrote, “Biden’s pretend life sounds very fun and interesting,” while another added, “Um …yes he most certainly did. It was the week after he pulled people from the Twin Towers.”
A third user added, “He’s either a late-stage dementia patient or a serial liar — I’m not sure which is worse.”
A fourth user commented, “He had an honorarium there. Gave commencement speeches and such. Never taught classes. They did give him an office at Penn Center to store a lot of his stolen classified documents though.”
“National embarrassment,” another user wrote.
However, this is not the first time President Biden had to face questions about truthfulness in his statements.
“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,” Washington Times writer Jeff Mordock said.
“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?” he added.
Focusing On the Future
White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby offered a nuanced defense.
He clarified that Biden had visited Ground Zero about a week after the September 11 attacks rather than one day later, as the president had previously stated.
Kirby explained that the president’s focus is on preventing future attacks of a similar nature.
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Source: OK Magazine