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Biden is being brutally mocked on social media.
Biden, who has been a career politician, claimed that he used to drive an 18-wheeler truck.
The White House is scrambling to his defense and was only “able to show he was once a passenger in one,” NY Post reports.
Biden is a 48-year political veteran.
The 18-wheeler claim was made while Biden visited a Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania.
Biden, who is 78 years old, said, “I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man.”
Apparently, Biden then clarified that he “got to” drive one before.
NY Post writes:
But challenged by Fox News to produce evidence, a White House spokesperson could only point to a December 1973 article from the Wilmington Evening Journal that showed Biden rode in an 18-wheeler, not that he drove one.
“There is zero evidence that Biden ‘used to drive an 18 wheeler,’” tweeted the Republican National Committee’s Zach Parkinson, along with images of the Wilmington paper’s story about Biden’s 536-mile ride.
“The extent of Biden’s trucking experience is that he **rode in** a truck once, for one night in 1973,” Parkinson wrote… “(He made sure to return home by plane though),” he added, highlighting that part of the story… “Truck driver, coal miner, it’s all just nonsense Biden makes up because he thinks reporters won’t call him on it,” Parkinson claimed.
When Fox News again pressed the White House that riding in a truck is not the same as being behind the wheel, a spokesperson pointed to a United Federation of Teachers post that said Biden drove a school bus in the past as a summer job, the outlet said.
But most school buses have at most six wheels — a third of the president’s claim, Fox noted.
Biden was mocked on social media for the claim.
People joked that Biden may have been referring to his favorite toys as a kid.
“Maybe he did drive them,” one person joked. “Every little boy back in the day had either big daddy 18 wheelers or Tonka dump trucks.”
TRENDING 👇 Top Democrat Donor Found Guilty
Ed Buck was finally convicted in court on Tuesday of very disturbing crimes.
The prominent liberal activist who donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates injected men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex, causing two deaths.
Buck was convicted by a federal jury of two counts of meth distribution resulting in death. He was also found guilty of three other charges following deliberations. The trial took two weeks. Buck, who is 66 years old, will face a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison at his sentencing.
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The verdict was handed down four years to the day after 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead of a drug overdose in Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. An investigation revealed that Buck had purchased a plane ticket for Moore, who was black, to fly from Texas to Los Angeles to “party and play” with the older white man.
“The party is the drugs, the play is the sex,” Assistant US Attorney Chelsea Norell told jurors in her opening statement. “If they didn’t party, he wasn’t interested.”