President Joe Biden raised eyebrows on Wednesday by claiming that he “used to drive an 18-wheeler.”
Is the president’s alleged past as a free-wheeling trucker the new “Corn Pop”?
What Biden said
The president made the claim while visiting a Mack Truck factory in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, and quickly clarified that he “got to” drive a cargo truck.
Money quote: “I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man,” Biden said. “I got to.”
What actually happened
A spokesperson directed the media to a 1973 article about Biden riding as a passenger in a tractor trailer — and, when pressed, suggested Biden’s driving activities were limited to a school bus.