(DCWatchdog.com) – President Joe Biden has made either a bombshell revelation about his health or a brand-new mind-blowing fact after he said during a public speech that he has cancer.
You can watch the video of Biden’s statement further down this post.
Biden was speaking at a coal plant in Massachusetts, which is being transformed into a cable production factory. He was trying to prove his point that oil refineries cause significant environmental and health damage, so he tried to tell a story about himself.
Biden grew up in Clayton, Delaware, a city which is the home of several oil refineries. Except Biden didn’t so much tell a story with a good moral as he announced that he “has cancer,” using the present tense.
“My mother drove us rather than us being able to walk and guess what? The first frost, you know what was happening? You had to put on your windshield wipers to get literally the oil slick off the window,” the president recalled, as cited by Fox News.
“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 added seconds later.
Biden seemingly shocked his audience as the first ever sitting president to announce that he has cancer.
Explanations then started to abound on social media that his “bombshell revelation” is actually another one of his painful-to-watch gaffes. That is because he was most likely referring to several non-melanoma, i.e., non-malignant skin cancers, which he had removed before he became president.
Back in November 2021, in a report on his health, his doctor, Kevin O’Connor, wrote that Biden is still getting monitored for lesions but that “there are no areas for suspicious for skin cancer at this time.”
Biden’s new gaffe, however, invited a storm of both ridicule and outrage on social media.
“Cancer? This is either the biggest bombshell in presidential history or the biggest gaffe,” Tom Bevan, the founder of RealClearPolitics, tweeted.
“Pro Tip: Don’t say you have cancer when you don’t,” tweeted Beverly Hallberg, a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.
“Maybe Joe Biden meant to say that he, himself is a cancer to America,” wrote Tim Young, a columnist for The Washington Times.
“I’m confused by his speech today… Does Joe Biden have cancer or dementia?” Young added hours later.
Here is the video:
Biden: "I and so many other people I grew up with have cancer." pic.twitter.com/TUiBZJqbBR
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 20, 2022