….did Joe Biden just say he has cancer?
It certainly seems so. As the president mumbled his way through yet another halfway coherent word salad Wednesday, he appeared to claim he has cancer thanks to Delaware’s oil industry.
Speaking on the horrors of Delaware’s…oil rain problem? …from the refineries near where he grew up, Biden claimed that as a child, his mother used to have to use wipers to keep her car’s windshield clean.
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“Because it was a four-lane highway that was accessible, my mother drove us rather than us being able to walk,” Biden began.
“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,” he continued.
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“That’s why I and so many damn people I grew up with have cancer, and why, for the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation,” he added.
According to his staff, about two years ago, Biden had several non-melanoma cancerous spots removed from his skin - which would mean Biden had cancer. In the past. As in, not now.
In response to questions over Biden’s statement Wednesday, White House spokesman Andrew Bates pointed to a tweet from Washington Post columnist Glenn Kessler, who said the lesions were removed before Biden took office – lesions the White House has said were due to regular sun exposure as a kid.
Not oil rain.
It's hard to know what's true and what's not, given the fact that this is a president who once said he was arrested with Nelson Mandela, claims to have taught classes as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, mixes his vice president up with his wife - and, occasionally, with himself - and can't seem to remember what office he holds.
So as to his current medical diagnosis (or, non-diagnosis), it's really anyone's guess...including Biden's.