President Joe Biden appeared in the White House’s East Room on Tuesday to promote a new initiative to force insurance companies to cover mental healthcare at the same level physical healthcare is covered. The story should have been about another costly move by the White House that will burden American families.
But the story of the day was once again the many gaffes this president continues to make. He started by saying “over 100 people” died from COVID, Biden then asserts, “That’s 100 empty chairs around the kitchen table.”
Then the president pushed a bill that would supposedly increase privacy rights for children. Toward the end of the clip, he leans in and starts whispering into the microphone, “Pass it, pass it, pass it.” You can see him squinting to read the teleprompter in front of him (which is not a regular teleprompter, but a massive television) at multiple points.
And finally, there was the line Biden delivered that left everyone scratching their heads. Namely, he claimed that his administration had “ended cancer as we know it.”
“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,” the president declared.
The United States is estimated to have nearly 2 million cancer cases in 2023. That is actually slightly more than the estimated cases in 2022. So what exactly was “ended as we know it?” For context, in October of 2022, just before the mid-term elections, Biden claimed that he was “starting” to “cure cancer.” Now he thinks he has done it.
Biden says "over 100 people" died from COVID pic.twitter.com/clPbK7ttKN
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Biden claims that he "ended cancer as we know it." pic.twitter.com/sHMIIPsSP5
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