Anyone? Biden sticks out his hand and appears to ‘shake thin air’: Ted Cruz mocks video of president turning around after speech where he claimed he was a ‘full professor for four years’
Sen. Ted Cruz is seizing on a moment at the end of President Biden’s speech on the supply chain Thursday where he turned around and stuck his hand out as if to shake hands but there was no one behind him.
After realizing there was no one to shake hands with, Biden stopped, looked around for a moment and then walked off the stage.
Cruz, R-Texas, quoted the clip and added a wide-eyed emoji.
Biden visited Greensboro, North Carolina, to see North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as part of an effort to apply pressure on Congress to approve the Bipartisan Innovation Act, which aims to increase funding for domestic production of semiconductors.
Biden visited Greensboro, North Carolina, to see North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as part of an effort to apply pressure on Congress to approve the Bipartisan Innovation Act, which aims to increase funding for domestic production of semiconductors
Biden told the crowd that 70 percent of U.S. inflation could be blamed on Russian Leader Vladimir Putin
Biden also claimed that he used to be a ‘full professor’ at the University of Pennsylvania
He told the crowd that 70 percent of U.S. inflation could be blamed on Russian Leader Vladimir Putin.
‘What people don’t know is that 70% of the increase in inflation was the consequence of Putin’s Price Hike,’ he said.
Inflation soared to a 41-year high of 8.5 percent in March, according to the latest figures from the Labor Department. The Consumer Price Index increased 1.2 percent in March just from the previous month.
Biden also claimed that he used to be a ‘full professor’ at the University of Pennsylvania.
‘I’ve been at a lot of university campuses, matter of fact for four years, I was a full professor at the University of Pennsylvania.’
Biden collected nearly $1 million from the university after being given a vague role and teaching no regular classes.
The president was named Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor, the first person to hold the role, in 2017. He did not teach regular classes but made about a dozen public appearances on the campus, mostly at big-ticketed events, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He collected a pay check in 2017, 2018 and early 2019.
Six months out from the midterm election, Biden is increasing his domestic travel schedule with competitive states on the agenda. In addition to North Carolina on Thursday, Biden was in Iowa on Tuesday. He’s scheduled to travel to North Carolina on Tuesday of next week.
‘Our economy created 431,000 jobs in the month of March alone,’ he said, adding that he’s created ‘7.9 million jobs over the course of my presidency, more jobs in the 14 months I’ve been president than any president ever created in American history.
He added that North Carolina has created 194,000 jobs in the last 14 months.
But questions remains as to whether voters will buy Biden’s jobs argument. The president’s approval rating has dropped as inflation has rose.
It hit an all-time low on Wednesday, according to a Quinnipiac poll which revealed that only 33 percent of respondents believe Biden is doing a good job as president.