NOTE: the following article is satire, not a statement of fact. Treat it as such.
President Slow Joe Biden is desperately trying to boost his economics strategy, called “Bidenomics,” by claiming that it’s a massive success. “Don’t believe your lying eyes,” he and his administration basically say, “despite what the racist Republicans say about jobs and the economy, everything is awesome.”
Such is what Biden tried to say in a recent speech on made in America products meant to highlight all the “good work” his administration has done in restoring the American industrial base, particularly as regards “clean energy.” He said:
President Biden’s economic agenda—Bidenomics— is fueling America’s clean energy future, creating American-made products in American factories with American workers, and attracting more than $500 billion in private sector manufacturing and clean energy investments, including in the offshore wind industry. President Biden will visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for a steel-cutting ceremony at the Philly Shipyard for the first offshore wind vessel of its kind to be Made in America and Jones Act compliant, employing over 1,000 workers across nine unions to build the vessel, using steel plates made by the United Steelworkers in Indiana, and generating an estimated $125 million of U.S. economic activity each year. This project is another example of how Bidenomics is growing the economy from the middle out and the bottom up.
Under President Biden’s leadership, the American offshore wind industry is rapidly expanding—creating good-paying union jobs across the manufacturing, shipbuilding, and construction sectors. Since President Biden took office, companies have announced 18 offshore wind shipbuilding projects as well as investments of nearly $3.5 billion across 12 manufacturing facilities and 13 ports to strengthen the American offshore wind supply chain, representing thousands of new jobs. New data released today shows there are more than 4,100 companies in all 50 states that are looking to support the U.S. offshore wind industry, up 54% since President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act.
But, upon closer inspection, internet sleuths discovered that pretty much everything Biden was using for his made in America speech were made in China. Of particular note was the teleprompter, the plastic part of which had “Made in the People’s Republic of China” stamped on it, along with a miniature of the CCP flag.
“So what happens when they declare war on China over Taiwan,” one Twitter commenter said. “Will the Chinese know about the speech before the American people? What if they hack it to make Slow Joe say even crazier things?”
Beyond just the teleprompter, people who zoomed in on the rest of the gear in the White House noted that it was made in China. Those pieces of gear included the radios and earpieces the Secret Service uses, the gates and barriers set up around the Executive Mansion, and even the lightbulbs and security camera LEDs used in the sprawling security complex around the facility.
Other commenters joked that, like everything in his White House, Joe Biden was “Made in China” too.