Sleepy Joe Biden strikes again, this time by managing to cast doubts over his entire biography thanks to the possibly innocent but nonetheless ridiculous claim that he “used to drive” what he says was “an 18-wheeler” truck.
The Democrat president got caught off-camera by the microphone of a local news channel while on a visit to a Pennsylvania facility of Mack Truck, with the video later being posted on Twitter.
He can be heard making the claim that he drove an “18-wheeler, man,” adding immediately, “I got to.”
Lies, lies, and more lies
The misfortunate comment by the Democrat president, who is exhibiting more and more obvious signs of senility such as losing his thought and slurping his speech, led to a rush to find any evidence whatsoever that what he said is in fact true.
However, there are hardly any, especially since a special license is required to drive trucks that large.
Zach Parkinson from the Republican National Council, head of RNC research, tweeted that there is “zero evidence” of Biden ever driving an 18-wheeler.
Parkinson nicely summed up the evidence about the extent of the “trucking experience” of Joe Biden by stating that, “at best”, he once rode in a truck as a passenger, and he also drove a school bus.
None of that equals his claim that he “used to drive” an 18-wheeler.
The RNC head of research cited an opinion piece written in 1973 by then Democrat Senator from Delaware, Joe Biden, in which he writes about traveling 536 miles by cargo truck from his home state of Delaware to Ohio.
He, who was elected to the US Senate at the age of 29, wrote that he wanted firsthand experience about the work of truckers who carried 50% of all US goods at the time.
A news story about Biden’s trip back then reveals that he went back to Washington, DC by plane.
During his visit to the Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Biden opened his speech with a joke that he wasn’t going to speak, and was only going to drive a truck.
The Democrat president drove the F-150 lightning pickup truck on May 18 when visiting a Ford electric vehicle plan in Dearborn, Michigan.
A White House spokesperson pointed reporters to the 1973 article about him riding an 18-wheeler.
As the journalists noted the difference between riding and driving, the spokesperson noted that in the past Biden drove a school bus as a summer job.
School buses, however, have a total of six-wheel.
The biggest problem with Biden’s 18-wheeler claim, however, is his known inclination to embellish his past.
For example, some of the claims that have come under scrutiny including him alleging that he has worked in coal mines and was involved in the Civil Rights movement.
Biden was caught embellishing his biography, including his academic record, back during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988.