President Joe Biden said (again) Tuesday that his administration "ended cancer as we know it," and people on social media are pushing back hard.
"One of the things I'm always asked is why Americans have sort of lost faith for a while in being able to do big things. If you could do anything at all, Joe, what would you do? I said I'd cure cancer. They looked at me like, why cancer? Because no one thinks we can. That's why, and we can. We ended cancer as we know it," he said.
Biden made the comments during a speech about mental health care and the importance of its inclusion in health insurance coverage.
The social media reaction was swift and scathing, considering that the American Cancer Society says there are around 1.9 million new cancer diagnoses and over 609,000 deaths from cancer each year.
"The dementia is so bad that now he thinks he cured cancer," State Freedom Caucus Network Communication Director Greg Price posted on Twitter (now X).
"Hey, @joebiden cured cancer, everybody! He just announced it! He did it with all the money Hunter got him from other countries! He’s a cancer-curing child-sniffing cocaine-doing hero! Bow down, Democrats, to the end of cancer hero!" actor Nick Searcy posted.
Conservative influencer Rogan O'Handley, who uses the handle @dc_draino, wrote, "Biden just announced that he’s cured cancer. Yes, he seriously did. We are an international joke."
The Media Research Center shared the clip with the caption: "Fact-Check: Joe Biden has not cured cancer."
Joe Biden: I said I'd cure cancer they looked at me like, why cancer? Because we can. We ended cancer as we know it.
Fact-Check: Joe Biden has not cured cancer pic.twitter.com/SpUFWT5PJ3
— Media Research Center (@theMRC) July 25, 2023
The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald contributed, "It's a sign of how bitter and polarized our politics are that there's so little gratitude toward Biden for having cured cancer or at least ended cancer as we know it. Some things should transcend partisanship, and a President having cured cancer should be one of them."
To those who have lost someone close to them to cancer recently, Biden's comments were especially offensive.
Former broadcaster Liz Willis, who lost her mother in 2021 to cancer, tweeted, "Idk my mom still seems pretty dead to me."
Biden is clearly delusional and thinks he is doing a great job as president, when in actuality he has failed spectacularly on most things and done nothing on others (like cancer).
Getting him out of office will be the best thing we can do for the country, and maybe the world.