(MASSACHUSSETTS) – And what a monumental speech it was. Biden, as per usual, always knows how to leave a crowd stunned.
President Biden claimed in a speech Wednesday that oil refinery gave him cancer, which sparked outrage and confusion on Twitter. “Is the President sick?”
Biden was discussing new executive orders to combat climate change at a former coal power plant in Massachusetts when he made the Freudian slip.
Biden: "I and so many other people I grew up with have cancer." pic.twitter.com/TUiBZJqbBR
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 20, 2022
When discussing the damage due to harmful emissions, Biden acknowledged his childhood home in Delaware, stating that his mother used windshield wipers to “get literally the oil slick off the window” which is “why I and so damn many other people have cancer.”
The White House has since scrambled to explain Biden’s ‘miscalculation’.
No, Biden did not just admit to having new cancer diagnosis, the White House confirms
SAO pointed WEX to this tweet when asked about Twitter dissecting Biden saying "I and so damn many other people I grew up [with] have cancer" in MA just nowhttps://t.co/njqwvwU0p6…
— Christian Datoc (@TocRadio) July 20, 2022
Joe Biden’s medical report from November 2021 states that he “‘HAD’ several localized, non-melanoma skin cancers removed with Mohs surgery.”
Biden “had” skin cancer. He announced Wednesday he “HAS” cancer.
Who’s to say if this was a possible blunder, or a casual announcement?
Staff Writer, Julianna Caban, contributed to the story.