Biden Makes Shocking Confession

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

On Wednesday (July 20), while visiting a former power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, to tout his recent executive orders on Climate change — President Joe Biden mentioned having cancer.

In his address, Biden points to the harm oil refinery emissions cause individuals using his childhood home in Delaware and himself as an example.

Relaying the conditions of his upbringing, the President linked Delaware’s extensive network of oil refineries to cancer, saying the presence of oil refineries is why he “and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer.”

Addressing the crowd, Biden made the shocking statements, claiming: “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.”

After the clip began making the rounds on social media, many questioned whether Biden was relaying fact or fiction.

Founder of RealClearPolitics Tom Bevan gave Biden the benefit of the doubt in his post.
“Cancer? This is either the biggest bombshell in presidential history or the biggest gaffe,” Bevan tweeted.

But most posts weren’t as forgiving of the President’s foibles, with a series of highly critical tweets streaming in.

“Pro Tip: Don’t say you have cancer when you don’t,” Beverly Hallberg, a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum, tweeted.

“Maybe Joe Biden meant to say that he, himself is a cancer to America,” joked Washington Times columnist Tim Young.