Biden Claims to Have Been a Professor Despite Never Teaching
(TheRedWire.com) – The media has caught President Joe Biden in plagiarism and untruths a number of times over his nearly 50-year political career. It appears he’s at it once again. On Thursday, November 3, Biden gave a speech at a community college in New Mexico to support Democratic candidates in competitive races. While touting his time with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Commander-in-Chief claimed he was a college professor despite never teaching.
Biden has said on numerous occasions he was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. In April, Snopes looked into the president’s claim. It noted he was an honorary professor who gave around a dozen lectures from 2017 to 2021, mostly at large, ticketed events. It said he never taught an entire semester course to students, conducted research, or fulfilled any administrative duties. The report said the school paid him $900,000.
Biden says he was a professor, but didn't teach a single class for nearly $1M gig https://t.co/ZZMSqCfrgH pic.twitter.com/BqZeJsWm4s
— New York Post (@nypost) November 4, 2022
The Ivy League school recognized Biden as a Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor. The University of Pennsylvania also made him a Senior Fellow at the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.
When he announced his run for president in 2019, the school provided a statement saying the then-aspiring Democratic presidential candidate was taking unpaid leave from the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, DC, to run for the White House.
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