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The White House struggled Wednesday to defend President Joe Biden’s claim that he “used to drive an 18-wheeler” truck. Biden made the claim while he was visiting a Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Fox News reported. “I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man,” Biden said. He then seemed to clarify, “I got to.” When asked about the claim, a White House spokesperson told Fox News to look at a December 1973 article in the Wilmington Evening Journal. The article showed that Biden rode in an 18-wheeler on a 536-mile haul to Ohio. “There is zero evidence that Biden ‘used to drive an 18 wheeler,’” Republican National Committee Research Director Zach Parkinson tweeted alongside images of the Wilmington Evening Journal article. “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).” Riding in an 18-wheeler is not the same thing as driving one. When Fox News pointed that fact out to the White House spokesperson, they pointed to a post from the United Federation of Teachers that talked about Biden driving a school bus in the past as a summer job.

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