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Biden was visiting a Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania when he made the claim to have driven the massive trucks before, which require a special kind of license.
"I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man," Biden said on Wednesday in a video posted to Twitter. "I got to."
originally posted by: 38181
Yeah, he was driving one in Iraq with sniper fire all a round.
The Republican National Committee circulated a “fact check” on Twitter of whether President Joe Biden drove an 18-wheeler after a speech on manufacturing to a Mack truck facility in Pennsylvania.
“There is *zero evidence* that Biden ‘used to drive an 18 wheeler,’” tweeted the RNC’s Zach Parkinson. “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 cited a December 1973 UPI opinion piece in which Biden, then a Democratic senator, wrote that he took a 536-mile ride from his home state of Delaware to Ohio in a “47,000 pound cargo truck” to learn more about the plight of truck drivers during the energy crisis.
“I made the trip because I wanted a firsthand account from the truckers, who say they carry 50 per cent of all the goods shipped within the United States,” Biden, then serving his first Senate term, wrote. “They make a case worth listening to.”
Although he does not appear on camera, a local news channel picked up audio of Biden telling workers Wednesday, “I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man … I got to.” Biden was elected to the Senate at age 29.
“Well, I'm not going to say anything; I just came to drive a truck,” Biden said to audience laughter at the beginning of his Wednesday speech at the facility. “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 pickup truck you ever saw in your life.
Biden previously drove Ford's F-150 Lightning pickup truck during a May 18 visit to a Dearborn, Michigan, electrical vehicle plant. That also aroused controversy when a blog claimed Biden wasn’t really driving. Fact-checkers refuted this.
Former President Donald Trump also liked trucks, doing photo-ops in which he pretended to honk the horn.
originally posted by: MRinder
Biden claimed today that he had driven an eighteen wheel truck, which of course he never has. I doubt he has ever done an honest days work in his life.
So is he a liar or is he senile?