President Biden instructed an viewers in New Mexico Thursday that he was a professor after leaving the vice presidency, regardless of by no means correctly assuming that function.
Biden slipped within the remark whereas touting the period of time he has spent with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“I spent more time with Xi Jinping of China than any world leader has. When I was vice president and when I was out of the office for four years and I was a professor, and now president,” Biden stated.
The president was talking on the Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque about his pupil debt reduction plan and as a part of a four-state, three-day marketing campaign swing to assist Democrats in aggressive races in solidly blue California, Illinois and New Mexico in addition to battleground Pennsylvania.
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Thursday was not the primary time he brandished his supposed credentials as a former professor on the University of Pennsylvania.
After leaving the White House, Biden was given the title Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor on the University of Pennsylvania.
Biden’s declare to have been a professor has been appeared into beforehand, with Snopes figuring out in April 2022 that “this role was honorary.” While Biden held the honorary publish, he made about $900,000. He gave roughly a dozen lectures and talks but by no means taught a full semester’s course. Nor did he conduct any analysis or have any administrative duties.
At the identical time, Biden held the honorary Franklin publish, Penn additionally named him Senior Fellow on the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.
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After launching his presidential marketing campaign in April 2019, the college released a statement saying he can be taking an “unpaid leave of absence from his work at the Penn Biden Center.”
Fox News Digital has reached out to the college for remark.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.