Joe Biden Surprises Nation By Claiming He ‘Used To Drive’ An 18-Wheeler Truck
United States President Joe Biden surprised people last Wednesday when he said he used to drive an 18-wheeler truck.
The President was paying a visit to the Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania when he said he used to drive the giant trucks in the past.
In a video that was later shared online, the president said:
“I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man. I got to.”
WHAT? Biden Oddly Claims He ‘Used to Drive an 18-Wheeler’ Truck https://t.co/08yCQ0Zj7C
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) July 29, 2021
There is, however, poor evidence that Biden was driving an 18-wheeler.
After being questioned about the president’s claim, a spokesperson for the White House pointed to a December 1973 article from the Wilmington Evening Journal that showed Biden rode in such a truck on a 536-mile journey to Ohio.
Joe Biden, a career politician who has been in politics for 48 years, claims he "used to drive an 18 wheeler.” pic.twitter.com/eOXI9pwF2g
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 28, 2021
Reporters pressed the spokesperson on the issue – noting that riding in a truck is not the same as driving one – and that is when they were told about a United Federation of Teachers post that touched on Biden driving a school bus once as a summer job.
There is zero evidence that Biden "used to drive an 18 wheeler"
The extent of Biden's trucking experience is that he **rode in** a truck once, for one night in 1973 (he made sure to return home by plane though) https://t.co/p9sPMU20W3 pic.twitter.com/A7tmkoOSHB
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) July 28, 2021
Later on, Fox News pushed the White House again about Biden’s claim, pointing out that there’s a big difference between a school bus and an 18-wheeler truck, but they are yet to receive a reply
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