Brandon and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Monday delivered remarks on trucking and the supply chain crisis.
Brandon claimed he used to be a truck driver: “I used to drive a truck. It’s a long story – anyway… and I thought I was gonna get to drive one of these suckers today,” Brandon said pointing to one of the trucks behind him.
Brandon repeats false claim he used to be a truck driver pic.twitter.com/8V95O265IW
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 4, 2022
Then Brandon told a bizarre story about a truck driver named “Big Mama” and talked about the good old days when he drove an 18-wheeler.
This is one of Brandon’s favorite lies.
Brandon has never driven an 18-wheeler.
Brandon told a story about his days driving an 18-wheeler and radioing to a female truck driver named “Big Mama.”
Brandon lied to the truck manufacturer in Allentown, Pennsylvania and falsely claimed he used to drive an 18 wheeler.
Not only did Brandon claim he used to drive an 18 wheeler, implied he had to in order to put food on the table.
“And, anyway, I used to drive an 18 wheeler, man! I had to!” Brandon said.
The closest Brandon ever got to driving an 18 wheeler was riding in a truck in 1973.
There is zero evidence that Brandon “used to drive an 18 wheeler”
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) July 28, 2021
The White House actually told Fox News that Brandon riding in a truck in 1973 is the same thing as driving an 18-wheeler.
When pressed about Brandon’s claim and noting that riding in a truck is not the same as driving one, the White House said that Brandon used to drive a school bus as a summer job.