After President Joe Biden made a cancer claim during a speech this week, the White House raced out to clean up another blunder.
When he was making his announcement in Massachusetts about $2.3 billion in fresh cash to combat climate change, Biden added the stunning remark.
“Guess what? The first frost, you know what it was like? You had to use your windshield wipers to remove the oil film from the windshield,” he added, recalling how dirty air was when he was a kid.
Biden said, “That’s why I and a lot of people I grew up with have cancer. Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the country for a long time, but that’s no longer the case.”
The strange statement prompted many to wonder whether Biden had inadvertently revealed a new cancer diagnosis, but others said he was only referencing health issues that had been previously reported.
The White House jumped in to clarify that Biden was not reporting a new diagnosis, but he was merely referring to prior instances of skin cancer, which have since been treated.
During his remarks, Biden announced a number of executive actions to address global warming, but he refused to declare a national climate change emergency, as many expected him to do.
“This is an emergency, and I’m going to consider it that way,” Biden said.
“I said this last week,” he repeated. “As president, I will employ my executive authorities to address climate change and the climate problem, despite congressional inaction.”
According to a recent poll, a significant proportion of Democrats do not want Biden to seek the presidency again in 2024. His age and job performance were at the top of their concerns.