Many on the left regularly accuse conservatives of promoting misinformation. However, President Joe Biden was recently caught making some false statements of his own.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) posted a video to its YouTube channel last week which showed Biden speaking to an audience in Raleigh, North Carolina.
At one point during his speech, the president said, “I’ve been on a lot of university campuses. As a matter of fact, for four years I was a full professor at the University of Pennsylvania. ”
This is not the first time that Biden has claimed to have been on the University of Pennsylvania’s faculty, as the New York Post reported that he made a similar statement last February.
“Two years ago, as you pointed out, when I last spoke in Munich, I was a private citizen,” Biden was quoted as saying when he spoke remotely to the Munich Security Conference. “I was a professor, not an elected official.”
Meanwhile, Fox News reported in March of 2020 that Biden declared during an online campaign event, “When I left the United States Senate, I became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.”
“And I’ve spent a lot of time — and the University of Delaware has the Biden School as well, so I’ve spent a lot of time on campus with college students,” the then-presidential candidate continued.
In fact, an investigation conducted by The Philadelphia Enquirer found that while Biden was made a Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the university in 2017, he rarely showed up.
Biden rakes it in
The publication noted that Biden made “a dozen public appearances on campus, mostly in big, ticketed events” between 2017 and 2019.
Yet, despite having an apparently non-existent workload, Biden was paid more than $900,000 over the course of two years.
Douglas Webber studies the economics of higher education at Temple University, and he told the Enquirer that Biden was likely hired to help fundraise rather than actually teach students.
“They’re wanting prestige, they’re wanting to brag about this to donors,” Webber said of the college’s decision. “Penn plays with big money donors, and if this moves the needle even a little bit in terms of getting a big donation, then it’s instantly worth the investment.”