During a press conference yesterday (July 20), many were stunned to hear President Joe Biden say that he has cancer. The president was speaking about climate change at a former coal power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts when he made the shocking announcement.
“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. 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. News quickly spread on social media.
“I know I’m not the only one who heard Biden say he has cancer,” one surprised viewer tweeted. Another added, “Biden just mentioned in passing that he has cancer. How has the White House not yet issued a statement confirming or denying?” White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates quickly came through with some clarification. Bates retweeted a post about Biden previously having non-melanoma skin cancers removed. “This is what the President was referring to,” Bates wrote.
The President of the United States casually announcing he has cancer definitely has the Internet talking. Then today (July 21), news broke that the 79-year-old tested positive for COVID-19. One person wrote, “Joe Biden managed to get cancer and COVID within 24 hours of each other.” Another observer felt it may be time for the president to call it quits. “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!” the person said.
In recent weeks, videos have surfaced online of Biden stumbling over words while reader teleprompters. As for his COVID results, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says his symptoms are mild. Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden have tested negative today, according to CNN.
I know I’m not the only one who heard Biden say he has cancer.
— Robert (@robert_jm99) July 20, 2022
Joe Biden leaves crowd STUNNED and wondering whether he’s just battling with the teleprompter AGAIN when he announces he has CANCER:
“That’s why I, and so damn many other people I grew up with, have cancer.”
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 20, 2022
Biden just mentioned in passing that he has cancer. How has the White House not yet issued a statement confirming or denying?
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) July 20, 2022
This is what the President was referring to. https://t.co/8F0NGTei6f
— Andrew Bates (@AndrewJBates46) 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
Joe Biden managed to get cancer and covid within 24 hours of each other.
— Chad Prather (@WatchChad) July 21, 2022
Biden just can't catch a break and his handlers are committing elder abuse by keeping him in office.
— Michael Seifert (@realmichaelseif) July 21, 2022
Joe Biden said he had cancer yesterday because of oil on his windshield back when he was a kid and everyone just shrugged it off because he clearly has dementia and this isn’t even the most senile thing he’ll say this week: pic.twitter.com/CtJBeOD6pJ
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) July 21, 2022
We've heard this story before…
BIDEN IN APRIL: "I have asthma and 80% of the people who, in fact, we grew up with have asthma."
BIDEN TODAY: "That's why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer." pic.twitter.com/8farOJVAfl
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) July 20, 2022
People keep talking about Biden saying he has cancer.
No one is talking about that he claims he got it from windshield wipers.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) July 20, 2022
Biden: "I have cancer"
Media: "He was referring to skin cancers he had removed which fifties say because he got a lot of sun"
Biden: "The reason I have cancer is because it rained oil down on my moms car. She had to windshield wipe it off"
Media: "check mate cons"
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 20, 2022
How low can Republicans go? They have the audacity to mock Joe Biden for saying he had cancer, which he did.
— David Weissman (@davidmweissman) July 20, 2022