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Allow me to disabuse any misconceptions about presidents and 18-wheelers.

By Curt_Anderson
August 18, 2021 11:51 am
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Supposedly Joe Biden said at a Mack Trucks facility, "I used to drive an 18-wheeler... I got to." That's what it says in tweet and video posted by the Republican National Committee, anyway.

In reality, there is crosstalk and you can't hear Biden's remark fully. What is you can make out is part of what the RNC claims was said, namely "drive an 18-wheeler... I got to." It's not clear how Biden prefaced those words. What is clear is that Biden immediately followed up with a clarifying "I got to". "I got to" is a phrase a person would use to express that something was an opportunity, as in I got to go to the Super Bowl or I was in Rome and I got to meet the Pope.

Even if the characterization of the remark was as the RNC would have us believe, it's a benign claim. Compare that to much more troubling false and autocratic claims that Trump has made as president, including these whoppers:

"Then I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president."

During the coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump falsely claimed he has "total authority" over what decisions the states can make to reopen businesses once the threat of the coronavirus has subsided.

"We inherited a broken [COVID] test -- the whole thing was broken," Trump said on Fox News


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  1. twitter.com
  2. cnn.com
  3. newsweek.com



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  1. by HatetheSwamp on August 18, 2021 12:05 pm

    Curt,

    As you can well imagine, I've watched the 18 wheeler video many, many times.

    Joe said it.

    No one has denied it!!!!!

    More seriously:

    Even if the characterization of the remark was as the RNC would have us believe, it's a benign claim. Compare that to much more troubling false and autocratic claims that Trump has made as president, including this whopper...

    Curt, whose cyber companionship I've enjoyed for decades:

    You, above everyone here, need to consider getting professional help.

    I can't imagine my torture if Trump lived in my brain in the way he is squatting in yours.

    If Joe's brain is muddled, how could it possibly matter, if the FORMER President makes Hitler, Stalin and Mao seem like fuzzy, lovable little Teddy Bears!!!!!?

    You need to find a way to live in the present.


  2. by Ponderer on August 18, 2021 2:45 pm
    He said he got to drive an 18-wheeler. That could mean anything from once, to often upon several occasions. He was quite specific. He never claimed that it was his occupation, as you and the Republicans are all trying to make everyone think is what he meant.

    As in many cases, no one is denying what was said. But what you are getting adamant denial of is your mendacious assertions about what was meant by what was said. You assholes do this all the fucking time time.


  3. by HatetheSwamp on August 18, 2021 3:11 pm

    Do you know how long it's been since I've read the word, mendacious, anywhere?

    po,

    Joe's mind is gone!

    If you had a stitch of integrity, you'd acknowledge that.


  4. by Ponderer on August 18, 2021 5:02 pm
    Based on your lies about him and the 18-wheeler? And all the other exaggerations and bullshit you say and have said about his mental state?


  5. by HatetheSwamp on August 18, 2021 5:09 pm

    I just don't remotely get you Swampcult progressives and your mindnumbed support of a guy so obviously deep into cognitive decline. But, go for it!


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