Biden berated for claiming he taught 'political theory' at University of Pennsylvania: 'Pretend life'
Social media users ripped President Biden on Thursday after he claimed that he taught "political theory" at the University of Pennsylvania for "four years."
Social media users blasted President Biden after he claimed that he taught "political theory" at the University of Pennsylvania.
Critics accused the president of making up a "pretend life" with his latest claim, as there is a lack of evidence he ever taught a class at the school, despite being named an honorary professor there in recent years.
Biden mentioned his supposed teaching years during his remarks in Maryland about the economy on Thursday afternoon.
During the speech, the 46th president took a minute to talk about the threats that democracy is currently facing in America and referenced the expertise in seeing this threat that he developed while teaching at the University of Pennsylvania.
Biden 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."
X (formerly Twitter) users blasted the president's claim of teaching at the university, accusing him of making it up.
Conservative digital strategist Greg Price shared the clip to X and commented, "Biden claims he ‘taught political theory’ at the University of Pennsylvania. He never taught a single class at UPenn."
Author Carol Roth mocked Biden, posting, "Biden's pretend life sounds very fun and interesting."
Conservative commentator Erielle Davidson suggested Biden's supporters have a double standard when it comes to accused liars in politics. "Everyone screamed about George Santos, but when Biden does it, it’s apparently fine," she wrote, alluding to Rep. George Santos', R-N.Y., alleged history of lying.
ro-Trump X user Vince Langman wondered if the statement was evidence of Biden lying or showing signs of mental impairment. He asked, "Is this guy a late stage dementia patient. Or is he literally a serial liar. I'm not sure which is worse?"