Joe Biden packs the house in hometown of Scranton – NOT!

President Biden visited his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday to call for higher taxes for the rich and “Working class Joe” really packed the house — not!

The Associated Press reported that in addition to pitching his Tax Fairness plan, Biden was “casting Donald Trump as an out-of-touch elitist.”

Talk about favorable reporting: “When the Democratic president wasn’t trying to blunt the populist appeal of his Republican predecessor’s comeback bid, he appeared to savor his trip down memory lane. He lingered longer than expected at his childhood home, where an American flag waved softly in the wind on the front porch and neighbors crowded the sidewalk under flowering trees and a pale blue sky. The president later posed for photos with children, some wearing school uniforms, in the backyard.”

Here’s what that looked like:

NewsNation’s Jackie Koppell shared a photo of the event where Biden spoke and estimated that there were 200 to 300 people in attendance, citing a network colleague inside.

Henry Rodgers, a reporter for the Daily Caller, shared a different photo while expressing skepticism over Meyer’s count. The NewsNation reporter replied, “Your picture was taken hours ago. It is full, and people are on the balcony, per our reporter inside.”

Lost in the mix is that there was still a minuscule turnout — apparently by design, given that the area was curtained off.

The latter photo quickly made the rounds before people could learn of its questionable timing. Former Fox News host Monica Crowley responded online, “81 million votes my ass.”

Here’s a quick sampling of responses, to include Crowley’s, as seen on X:

Tom Tillison


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