Career politician Biden mocked for claiming he used to drive 18-wheeler truck as critics say he 'lives in fantasy land'
JOE Biden has been mocked after claiming he "used to drive" an 18-wheeler truck with critics saying he "lives in a fantasy land."
The career politician, 78, told workers at a Mack Truck facility in Pennsylvania: "I used to drive an 18-wheeler, man."
But when pressed by Fox News on the claims White House officials could only point to President Biden being the passenger in an 18-wheeler in 1973.
They then suggested his time driving a school bus – which normally have six wheels – during summer breaks may have been the reference point.
The Sun has contacted the White House for more.
Democrat Biden has been a 48 year career politician.
He was widely ridiculed online for the comments, with one person writing: "This clown lives in a fantasyland in his head. God help us."
Another added: "In his dreams!"
One user tweeted: "This guy is constantly stretching the truth!!!"
"Ol grandpa Joe is confused again," another said.
Sharing the footage Twitter user RNC Research said: "Joe Biden, a career politician who has been in politics for 48 years, claims he "used to drive an 18 wheeler.""
Republican National Committee’s Zach Parkinson said: "There is zero evidence that Biden "used to drive an 18 wheeler."
"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)."
Bumbling Biden this week forgot the reasons why he ran for president during a gaffe-filled Made in America speech.
It was not his first mistake either as during the address, he awkwardly confused former presidents Obama and Trump.
The president said he had three reasons why he wanted to run for the White House but only listed two as he addressed workers in Pennsylvania.
The slip-up came in the same speech where Biden awkwardly confused presidents Obama and Trump.
Biden said: "Back in 2009, during the so-called Great Recession, the President asked me to be in charge of managing that piece.
"Then President Trump – excuse me, Freudian slip, that was the last president. He caused – anyway," he said catching his mistake.
"President Obama, I was vice president. The American auto industry, you remember, was on the rise."
Biden, who is well-known for his slip-ups, has made several gaffes since being inaugurated as president in January.
He said that Covid-19 had killed more Americans than the “war with Iran” last month.
The president mentioned Iran when going through a list of wars the US has been involved in over the past century to make a point about the Covid death toll.
The US has not been at war with Iran.
During an event where he promoted the Covid-19 vaccine, Biden said, "We lost 600,000 dead in America in about a year.
"That's more than every life lost in World War I, World War II, the Vietnam War, Iraq, Iran, across the board — Afghanistan.
"More lives lost in a year than every major war in the 20th and 21st century."
The president confused Syria with Libya as he blundered during a press conference at the end of the G7 summit.
Biden was trying to address how Russia and the US could work together and provide aid to the war-torn country.
He infamously told American troops stationed at RAF Mildenhall that he kept “forgetting he's president”.
After running on stage, Biden began his speech by proclaiming "When I was 14…" before he became distracted by the standing crowd.
He gestured the large crowd to sit back down by saying "at ease" before joking "I keep forgetting I'm president".
In another gaffe, the 78-year-old referred to the RAF as the RFA.
And, he claimed in several speeches that US hospital beds will be overwhelmed by Americans suffering from Alzheimer's in two decades' time as he pushed for further research into the disease.
Fact-checkers for the Washington Post revealed there is no basis for the claims.
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