79-year-old Joe Biden, on Wednesday, appeared to claim that he has cancer — during a pre-scripted speech in Massachusetts over climate change when he was describing health effects of emissions from oil refineries.
The White House, however, quickly clarified Biden’s comment over his health, according to Fox News’ John Roberts.
“That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer and why for the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation,” Biden said.
Did Joe Biden just announce he has cancer?
“That’s why I — and so damn many other people I grew up with — have cancer.” pic.twitter.com/lkm7AHJATX
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 20, 2022
The White House quickly clarified Biden’s comment, saying Biden has had several non-melanoma skin cancers, caused from the the sun, removed, according to Roberts.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) July 20, 2022
Meanwhile, users on Twitter weighed in over Biden’s puzzling remarks:
Is it their confirmation that he was diagnosed with skin cancers because of oil dripping across the windshield of his car when he was 12? https://t.co/NpxPW81Ajx
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 20, 2022
Did Biden just say he has CANCER? Very concerning if true, but I HIGHLY DOUBT he knows what he’s talking about. Biden’s cognitive decline is so bad, he’s 100% UNABLE to read from a teleprompter. This has gone too far. He needs to RESIGN!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) July 20, 2022
Fox News’ Brit Hume called out Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler after he appeared to cover for Biden’s gaffe:
The medical report you cited in your thread says he HAD skin cancers removed and has since had actinic keratoses frozen off since. Today, Biden say he HAS cancer. https://t.co/y1JN39mTTN
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 20, 2022
Biden spent "a good deal of time in the Sun in his youth," White House doc noted and "he has had several non-melanoma skin cancers removed."
This is perhaps what POTUS referred to when he blamed pollution for why "I and so damn many other people I grew up [with] have cancer." pic.twitter.com/reatF5eVFl
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) July 20, 2022
Im confused by his speech today… Does Joe Biden have cancer or dementia?
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) July 20, 2022
You know things have gotten ridiculous when the President of the United States says out loud that he has cancer and everyone responds by saying "oh, that's probably just his dementia."
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 20, 2022
“That’s why I, and so damn many other people I grew up with, HAVE cancer.”
Shouldn’t a Washington Post “reporter” know how verbs work? https://t.co/QXZzPf7YFM
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) July 20, 2022
.@JoeBiden just lied about having cancer in an effort to push his climate change policies.
— Katie Daviscourt🇺🇸 (@KatieDaviscourt) July 20, 2022