During an online campaign event this week, Joe Biden boasted that after leaving the U.S. Senate, he became a university professor.
This is a jumbled memory.
He was awarded an honorary professorship at the University of Pennsylvania, but it’s not like he ever taught classes. Also, this happened after he left the Obama White House, not after he left the Senate.
FOX News reports:
Biden’s claim he ‘became a professor’ after leaving Senate sparks confusion
Former Vice President Joe Biden appeared to have made some factual errors during a virtual roundtable on Wednesday regarding this claim that he “became a professor” after leaving the Senate.
During an online campaign event, Biden took questions from young people and while discussing the student debt crisis, Biden spoke about all the time he had spent on “campus.”
“When I left the United States Senate, I became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania,” Biden said. “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.”
Biden, quite notably, became vice president of the United States under President Obama when he left the Senate in 2009. It was, however, in 2017 when he received the title of “Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor” from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Joe Biden says "when I left the United States Senate, I became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania."
a) He never taught a class
b) He was given the honorary professorship after he left the White House, not the Senate.pic.twitter.com/T5MyTj00rV
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 25, 2020
So Biden just said "when I left the United States Senate, I became a professor at the University of Pennsylvania."
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 25, 2020
Biden’s memory is a cause for concern.
He can’t even keep his own history straight.