Biden Claims He Has Cancer in Latest Gaffe-Filled Speech
White House rushes to clean up mess after Massachusetts speech
Democrat Joe Biden told a crowd that he has cancer during another embarrassing speech.
The White House rushed to clean up the mess following Biden's Wednesday address in Massachusetts.
Biden was meant to be announcing $2.3 billion in new funding to combat global warming when he added the startling admission.
However, he announcement was marred by more gaffe-filled ramblings.
"Guess what?" Biden said, appearing to go off script.
"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," Biden continued, referring to air pollution during his childhood.
"That's why I, and so damn many other people I grew up [with], have cancer," Biden added.
"For the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation, but that's the past."
The odd remark led many on social media to conjecture whether Biden had accidentally revealed a new cancer diagnosis.
But others defended his remarks and said he was simply referring to previously reported health issues.
The White House chimed in to reiterate that Biden was not confirming a new diagnosis but that he was merely referring to previous bouts of skin cancer, which have since been removed.
Biden announced several executive orders to combat global warming during the speech, but he backed off from declaring a national climate change emergency, as many believed he might.
"This is an emergency, and an emergency, and I will look at it that way," Biden said.
"I said last week, say it again, loud and clear," he added.
"As president, I'll use my executive powers to combat climate change, the climate crisis, in the absence of congressional action."
A recent poll found that a large majority of Democrats do not want Biden to run for the presidency again in 2024.
Among the top concerns for them are his age and his job performance.