Biden Tells Truckers He ‘Used to Drive an 18-Wheeler,' Offers No Evidence - WATCH
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Democrat Joe Biden told truckers during a visit to the Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania that he "used to drive an 18-wheeler, man.”
But Biden, who has been in politics for 48 years, offered no evidence for his claim.
RNC Research shared a video and captioned it:
“Joe Biden, a career politician who has been in politics for 48 years, claims he 'used to drive an 18 wheeler'.”
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
RNC Director Zach Parkinson said there was “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)."
Parkinson later shared an article from the Associated Press about Biden’s 1973 journey, which was headlined “Senator observes truckers’ woes.”
That article said:
“Biden takes 550-mile ride.”
The White House was later pressed by Fox News about Biden's claims with a spokesperson observing the president “rode” in a truck back in 1973.
The spokesperson shared a 1973 article from the Wilmington Evening Journal showing Biden sitting in an 18-wheeler, not driving it.
Biden's spokesperson noted a United Federation of Teachers post that mentioned him driving a school bus as a summer job.
Biden also joked about wanting to drive a truck during his speech in Pennsylvania.
“Well, I’m not going to say anything; I just came to drive a truck,” Biden said.
“And I’m not sure which one I want to drive."
"That one? There’s one back in the corner you can’t see."
"It’s the biggest damn pick-up truck you ever saw in your life.”