President Joe Biden loves to talk about himself. He's also a notorious liar. When the 80-year-old president tells a story about his (very, very long) life, odds are the details have been exaggerated beyond recognition or are entirely made up, false memories churned out by his ailing and deluded brain.
This week, for example, Biden claimed he "used to teach political theory" at the University of Pennsylvania. That's a lie. The university gave Biden an honorary professorship in 2017, a gig that "involved no regular classes and around a dozen public appearances on campus," according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was paid almost $1 million for his trouble.
That was merely the most recent example of Biden inventing stories about his past. Days earlier, he lied about visiting ground zero in New York City on the day after the Sept. 11 attacks. The semi-coherent president has also claimed that he "marched in the Civil Rights Movement" and "got raised in the black church," that he was arrested in South Africa while visiting Nelson Mandela, that he was "shot at" during diplomatic trips abroad, and that his house was nearly destroyed in a 2004 fire.