On July 28, 2021, U.S President Joe Biden was touring a Mack Vans facility in Pennsylvania when he remarked to Mack Vans president Martin Weissburg that he “used to drive an 18-wheeler … I got to.” This second was singled out on Twitter by the Republican Nationwide Conference’s Analysis account:
Joe Biden, a profession politician who has been in politics for 48 years, claims he “used to drive an 18 wheeler.” pic.twitter.com/eOXI9pwF2g
— RNC Analysis (@RNCResearch) July 28, 2021
There isn’t way more context so as to add to this video. Because the president was shifting from one car to the following, he talked about his private expertise with automobiles. Biden stated he was “raised by an automobile man” (his father used to sell cars) after which added that he “used to drive an 18-wheeler … I got to.” Biden didn’t elaborate on this remark because the tour moved on to the following car.
The nine-second clip above could be seen on the eight-minute mark of the next video:
So, did Biden ever drive an 18-wheeler?
The president definitely was by no means knowledgeable trucker. Because the RNC notes above, Biden has spent the overwhelming majority of his skilled life as a politician. He grew to become a U.S. senator in 1973. Earlier than that, he labored at a legislation agency.
Biden seems to be referring to a 500-mile journey he took in 1973 on a 47,000-pound cargo truck carrying hollow-shell pipe. Biden, a freshman senator on the time, stated that he took the journey as a result of he “wanted a firsthand account from the truckers, who say they carry 50 percent of all the goods shipped within the United States.”
An article Biden wrote about this expertise was printed in The Information Journal in December 1973:
Whereas Biden rode in an 18-wheeler throughout this journey, it doesn’t seem that he ever drove it.
We’re unaware of another time Biden might have pushed an 18-wheeler. Biden did drive a faculty bus to make extra cash throughout legislation college, in line with the United Federation of Teachers, however buses aren’t 18-wheel autos. We reached out to the White Home for remark, and we’ll replace this text if extra data turns into accessible.