Few articles better capture Joe Biden's caricature as a creepy aging swinger uncle from the '80s than The Onion's 2009 "Shirtless Biden Washes Trans Am In White House Driveway." But has a shirtless Joe Biden ever really washed a 1981 Trans Am in his driveway? No! It was a different muscle car altogether.
Biden explains how this satirical article got it all wrong, in an interview with Car and Driver:
C/D: Sadly, we must ask about the Onion story. While shirtless, have you ever washed a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am in your driveway?
JB: [Laughing] You think I'd drive a Trans Am? I have been in my bathing suit in my driveway and not only washed my Goodwood-green 1967 Corvette but also simonized it. At least the Onion should have had me washing a Trans Am convertible. I love convertibles.
The Onion had no idea what it was getting itself into.
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