‘I sleep with a teacher union member every night’: Biden jokes about Jill at union event, lashes out at Trump for bragging about the stock markets
- President Joe Biden celebrated a late Labor Day at the White House on Wednesday by explaining how intimately he knows unions
- “By the way, of course, I sleep with a member of the NEA every night,” Biden told a crowd gathered in the East Room.
- ‘The same. the same, ”he added as participants applauded
- As a teacher, First Lady Jill Biden belongs to the National Education Association union
- “Jill had her first day of full-time teaching yesterday – this year back to school,” Biden also added.
- Biden also hit out on former President Donald Trump for bragging about stock market gains
- “By the way, the stock market has grown exponentially since I’ve been president,” Biden said. “You haven’t heard me say a word about it”
- Two days after the country celebrated Labor Day, Biden welcomed union leaders and members to the White House to double his commitment to the union
President Joe Biden marked a late Labor Day at the White House on Wednesday by explaining how intimately he knew unions.
“By the way, of course, I sleep with a member of the NEA every night,” Biden told a crowd gathered in the East Room. ‘The same. the same, ”he added to the applause of the participants.
As a teacher, First Lady Jill Biden is a member of the National Education Association union. “Jill had her first day of full-time teaching yesterday – this year back to school,” Biden also added.
President Joe Biden made an offbeat joke at a late Labor Day event on Wednesday, remarking, “By the way, of course I sleep with a member of the NEA every night.”
First Lady Jill Biden watches President Joe Biden land at Marine One on Tuesday after his first day of school
Two days after the country celebrated Labor Day, Biden welcomed union leaders and members to the White House to double down on his commitment to unions, detailing some of the union-friendly elements of the legislation he wants to pass.
The president couldn’t resist a blow to his predecessor, former President Donald Trump – repeating a dig he made of the former leader last week.
Biden explained how the American market has always been if people worked hard they could carve out a slice of the middle class.
“Instead, some people started to view the stock market, corporate earnings and executive compensation as the only measure of economic growth,” he said.
“By the way, the stock market has grown exponentially since I’ve been president,” he added. – You didn’t hear me say a word about it.
Trump has consistently bragged about a roaring stock market – while wage growth has not kept pace.
President Joe Biden has repeatedly reversed former President Donald Trump’s tendency to brag about stock gains
“I’m so tired of the runoff,” Biden complained as well. “I ask, when did the middle class do better when the rich didn’t do incredibly well?” I can’t think of a moment. When the middle class is booming and on the move, everyone does well.
Biden argued that the right thing to come out of this “horrific COVID crisis” is that “ordinary people” have started to think of essential workers – pharmacy clerks, grocery store workers, firefighters, the president used as examples. .
“And I think people said ‘whoa, whoa,’ Biden continued.“ And instead, which is a good thing – banging pots and pans when people came back after saving other people – I think they’ve started to realize that’s part of the deal. ”
Quoting his late father, the president said that “everyone has the right to be treated with dignity”.
“And that is the raison d’être of the union,” he said.
He argued that “the government should never be an obstacle to organizing workers”.
“It is the government’s job to remove these barriers,” he said. “But it is up to the workers to make the choice to organize or not, to form a union or not. And we need to help them understand why this may be the right choice for them.
“Workers who join unions gain power,” Biden added. “In short, a union means that there is a democracy, a democracy.
Besides his shocking comment about Dr Biden, the President leaned into the microphone at one point and, again, spoke briefly in a whisper during the speech.
“Now I’m supposed to stop and walk out of the room here,” he said at the end.
Instead of following that instruction, Biden walked into the crowd, greeting his guests at the White House as reporters retired.