Social media exploded with criticism towards President Biden after he announced on Tuesday that his administration has “eradicated cancer as we comprehend it.”
During his discourse on the extension of mental health care services at the White House, the President made this notable remark. He outlined his dedication towards mitigating the nation’s mental health crisis under his “unity agenda.”
In his speech, he said, “It’s often asked of me why the American faith in the possibility of achieving monumental tasks seems to have dwindled. ‘If there were no limitations, what would be your action, Joe?’ is what they query. To this, I answer that I would eliminate cancer. The reaction I usually receive is, ‘Why cancer?’ The reason is that the general consensus is that it’s impossible. That’s the exact reason. And it’s wrong. We have eradicated cancer as we comprehend it.”
In the official transcript of his statements, the White House later revised President Biden’s comments to read, “We can eradicate cancer as we comprehend it.”
However, this did not prevent online critics from fastening onto Biden’s spoken words. Some scrutinized his claim for factual accuracy, while others ridiculed his audacious assertion.
Greg Price, Communication Director of the State Freedom Caucus Network, acerbically remarked, “His cognitive abilities are so diminished that he now assumes he has cured cancer.”
A sarcastic tweet came from actor Nick Searcy, “Raise a toast to @joebiden who has eradicated cancer, everyone! It’s just been broadcasted! He accomplished it with all the foreign funds procured by Hunter! He’s a cocaine-sniffing, child-friendly hero who eradicates cancer! Democrats, it’s time to venerate the hero who ended cancer!”
Rogan O’Handley, a conservative influencer known as @dc_draino on Twitter, posted, “Biden has just publicized his feat of curing cancer. Indeed, he did. Internationally, we are now a source of ridicule.”
The Media Research Center distributed the clip with a caveat: “Fact-Check: Joe Biden has not cured cancer.”
Omri Ceren, a national security adviser for Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questioned the President’s team, “Who is preparing his briefings? What information is being shared with him? Why hasn’t an intervention by adults been initiated?”
Josh Holmes, co-host of “The Ruthless Podcast” and founding partner of Cavalry LLC, factually noted, “The American Cancer Society reported 609,360 cancer deaths in the U.S. last year.”
President Biden’s vow to “cure cancer” during the 2020 campaign followed the tragic death of his son Beau Biden from brain cancer in 2015. He led the “Cancer Moonshot” program during the Obama administration in 2016, aiming to find a cure for cancer. In 2022, he relaunched the initiative with the aim of decreasing cancer-related death rates by at least 50% within 25 years and committed to rendering fatal cancers as treatable conditions.
Following the struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden, in 2021, declared that his next scientific endeavor would be the eradication of cancer.
However, a Politico report released this year suggests that Biden’s efforts might be misdirected. Despite the additional funding, cancer researchers and experts argue that the cure for cancer is still a far-off prospect.
JUST IN: President Joe Biden has officially cured cancer according to President Joe Biden.
What an amazing day for people all around the world 🎉
"I said I'd cure cancer they looked at me like, why cancer? Because we can!”
“We ended cancer as we know it.”
Biden will now be… pic.twitter.com/AmNxjcQx6Z
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) July 25, 2023