In a Friday speech, President Biden wrongly praised his vice president, “President” Kamala Harris, before asserting that humans would be able to travel at 15 times the speed of a bullet commercially in 20 years.
“All kidding aside, of course President Harris is a proud Howard alum,” Biden stated at South Carolina State University’s commencement, repeating a gaffe he’s made at least twice before, most recently in March.
Biden stated that there will be more technological and scientific advancements in the next 10 year than in the past 50 years. Things are changing at subsonic speeds and supersonic speeds.
A bullet fired from a 9mm handgun, or a .22 rifle will have a muzzle velocity around 800 mph. This means that Biden’s projected speed for commercial transportation would be between 15 to almost 19 times faster then a bullet fired from popular gun models. For example, AR-15-style semi-automatic rifles have a muzzle velocity greater than twice that at over 2,000 mph.
Concorde flew at an incredible supersonic speed before it was retired in 2003.
“Did you ever think you’d see in the modern times people coming out of the fields down in Charleston — I mean Charlotte, Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia — carrying torches and Nazi banners, screeching the most anti-Semitic and anti-black rhetoric in history?” Biden said. And when asked, the guy who had this job before, when asked what he thought about it, he said, ‘Well, there’s some very good people there.’ Hell, very good people. They’re racist, they’re fascist.”
He continued: “And folks, that was four years ago. The violent, deadly insurrection on Capitol Hill 11 months ago on January the 6th … I’ve spoken over 140 heads of state since I’ve become president.
Biden spoke about political violence as the White House accepted that his $2 trillion social spending bill won’t pass this year as planned, due to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) declining to support the package in the evenly divided Senate. Manchin has cited the highest inflation in 39 years and concerns about what he calls budget “gimmicks” to undercount the cost of the bill.