New financial records released this week show former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden earned more than $15 million since leaving the White House back in 2016.
According to reports, the majority of the income was made through speaking fees, book deals, and other work.
“Since leaving office, both Bidens have worked as college professors. Jill Biden taught at Northern Virginia Community College and made more than $180,000 in two years, and former Vice President Joe Biden was named the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, earning more than $775,000 in two years,” reports CBS News.
“The majority of the income comes from book deals and speaking engagements, with the Bidens earning around $9.5 million in 2017, the year after Biden left office. That year, the Bidens donated more than a million dollars to charity, according to the documents,” adds the website.
The massive income is a sharp departure from Biden’s image as a hometown her from Scranton, Pennsylvania and working-class neighborhoods in Delaware.
“Certainly, Mr. Biden is not alone: His three closest rivals in the polls, Senators Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, are all millionaires, too. The latest Democrat to enter the race, Tom Steyer, is a billionaire former hedge fund investor. And President Trump openly discusses his wealth, yet he still enjoyed support from blue-collar and union workers in 2016,” adds the New York Times.
Read the full report here.
NO APOLOGIES: Joe Biden Says ‘I’m Not Sorry for Anything That I Have Ever Done’
Former Vice President and potential Democratic front-runner Joe Biden spoke publicly Friday on a series of allegations that the top Obama aide acted “inappropriately” over the course of his political career.
Biden was speaking to a crowd of union workers when he was asked to weigh-in on accusations he made multiple people uncomfortable by routinely violating their personal space.
Former VP Biden says he "wouldn't be surprised" if more women come forward about uncomfortable interactions: "I'm sorry I didn't understand more. I'm not sorry for any of my intentions." pic.twitter.com/YcH8Wy1Qhs
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 5, 2019
“I’m not sorry for any of my intentions. I’m not sorry for anything that I have ever done. I have never been disrespectful intentionally to a man or a woman. So that’s not the reputation I’ve had since I was in high school, for God’s sakes,” said Biden.
Read the full report at The Hill.
SHEAR DESPERATION: Failing Beto O’Rourke Livestreams Bizarre Haircut on Social Media
Rapidly fading 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has vowed to “reintroduce himself” to American voters in recent days; bizarrely broadcasting his haircut on social media.
“Beto O’Rourke is livestreaming his haircut. At one point, he notes that his earhair is getting trimmed. Something he says needs to be done as you get older,” posted a reporter for the Washington Post on social media.
Beto O'Rourke is livestreaming his haircut. At one point, he notes that his earhair is getting trimmed. Something he says needs to be done as you get older. pic.twitter.com/um040cwpTU
— Matt Viser (@mviser) May 15, 2019
The steam isn’t the first strange social media post from Beto, who previously published a video of himself at the dentist’s office.
“Before O’Rourke launched his presidential run in March, and in his first few weeks in the race, was a solid frontrunner in most polls and even topped Joe Biden in one. But recent polls have O’Rourke back down in the single digits, prompting Maddow and others to question whether he peaked too early. So O’Rourke dredged up an old technique and livestreamed his haircut in El Paso, Texas on Wednesday, talking about everything from his barber’s immigrant background to the ear hair he was getting trimmed,” reports The Week.
To shore up his failing poll numbers, Beto has launched a national apology tour in recent days, apologizing to co-hosts of The View for his “privileged” and “elitist” campaign launch.
Beto O’Rourke on criticisms of his ‘Vanity Fair’ “born to be in it” remark: “I was attempting to say that I felt my calling was in public service — no one is born to be President of the United States of America.”
— The View (@TheView) May 14, 2019
Do you think you can get away with more because you’re a man, and do you have any regrets?” asked co-host Meghan McCain.
“You’re right. There are things that I have been privileged to be able to do in my life that others have not. The more I travel and learn, the clearer that becomes to me,” said O’Rourke.