President Biden’s visit to Pennsylvania used a Mack Truck facility to assert solidarity with workers, telling them, ” I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man.” Biden offered no evidence in support of his boastful claim.
RNC Research shared a video of Biden; tweeting, “Joe Biden, a career politician who has been in politics for 48 years, claims he “used to drive an 18 wheeler.”
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),” he tweeted.
Additional Parkinson shared an AP article about Biden’s 1973 journey headlined as “Senator observes truckers’ woes.” That article said: “Biden takes 550-mile ride.”
Later, Fox News pressed the White House on Biden’s claim with a spokesperson observing the president “rode” in a truck back in 1973.
The spokesperson shared with Fox News a 1973 article from the Wilmington Evening Journal showing the president sitting in an 18-wheeler, not driving it.
The president’s spokesperson pointed to the post that Biden had driven a school bus in the past as a summer job from the United Federation of Teachers.
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,” the president 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.”