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Late last month Joe Biden said that he has cancer. The White House press office quickly clarified that he was referring to skin cancer treatment he had prior to taking office.
While discussing emissions from oil refineries near his childhood home in Claymont, Delaware, the president made the astonishing health announcement.
“That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer and why for the longest time Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation,” Biden declared.
Deputy White House spokesman Andrew Bates pointed The Post to a tweet from Washington Post columnist Glenn Kessler, who reported that Biden had taken care of “non-melanoma skin cancers” before taking office.
How dumb is this tweet? Check out Biden's medical report. Before he became president, he'd had non-melanoma skin cancers removed. Has no one at @RNCResearch ever had this common procedure? https://t.co/TS9VWtKcYC https://t.co/itklkVZIor
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) July 20, 2022
Now the elderly Biden is confused about what job he has.
His latest job title mistake was calling himself “vice president” while discussing his inability to purchase an electric Corvette on Thursday.
“I’m not going to be able to do it because I can’t drive a vehicle while I’m vice president,” he told General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a virtual meeting about the company’s plans for an electric Corvette.
A quick correction was made by adding, “while I’m president.”
President Joe Biden, who is in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 again, complains about not being able to buy an electric Corvette:
“I can’t drive a vehicle while I’m Vice President…while I’m President." pic.twitter.com/r2Zv908qkF
— Newsmax (@newsmax) August 4, 2022
The president has often called himself or others by the wrong title.
A few months ago, Biden called himself the first senator from Delaware, but he should have called himself the president.
“There have not been many of the senators from Delaware. It’s a small state. As a matter of fact, there has never been one. And so I want to take advantage of making sure I introduce [a fellow Delaware native],” Biden said at the White House on the eve of the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.
As reported by The New York Post, the president has also called Kamala Harris “President” at least four times.
At the age of 80 this year, Biden is the oldest U.S. president ever. It has been questioned whether he is suffering from a mental decline as a result of his age, especially because he frequently mixes up the titles of his jobs.
Earlier this year, Republican Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13), who served as White House physician under Trump, expressed concern about Biden’s cognitive decline. In addition to him, approximately 40 other Republican members of the House had the same sentiment. Biden was sent a letter regarding the matter.
Jackson wrote on Facebook: “I was a White House physician to three U.S. Presidents, and I can tell you something isn’t right with Joe Biden’s cognitive state.”
Part of the letter that was sent to Biden read as follows:
“We are worried about your cognitive and mental abilities. The American people have continuously lost faith in your ability to effectively and competently handle your duties as President of the United States.”
Biden’s attempts to connect with his audience often lead to him misspeaking.
Former President Barack Obama visited the White House, the first time since leaving the office, for an event in April, during which Biden looked disoriented.
The former president was pictured shaking hands with fans and fellow politicians in the East Room during the event, while Biden looked lost as he wandered around.
The president appeared lost again after he finished a speech about the nation’s ongoing supply chain crisis. He stuck his hand out to shake hands, but no one was on stage with him.
After Biden finished his speech, he turned around and tried to shake hands with thin air and then wandered around looking confused pic.twitter.com/ZN00TLdUUo
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) April 14, 2022
Before the handshake weirdness, the 79-year-old president asserted that he had previously taught at the University of Pennsylvania, despite not teaching there. This is yet another gaffe that has Republicans questioning Biden’s ability to think.
Joe Biden says he was a "full professor" at UPenn.
Not only did he never teach a class at the university, but one article at The Daily Pennsylvanian from his time there featured the headline “No One Is Really Sure What Joe Biden Will Be Doing At Penn.” pic.twitter.com/5G0f8dTkGw
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) April 14, 2022
During a speech in Greensboro, North Carolina, Biden signed off by saying ‘God bless you all’ before turning to his right and appearing to shake hands with the empty space behind him and making a handshake.
Biden began to wander aimlessly around the crowded auditorium with an astonished expression on his face after he frantically looked around the stage.
Following this, he bizarrely turned his back to the audience, looking lost as music rolled, marking the end of the speech.
Biden’s strange behavior – one of many recent brain lapses by the president – immediately sparked a firestorm online among many, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz, 51, who pointed to Biden’s latest display of possible cognitive degeneration.
Following Biden’s speech, Cruz shared a clip of the oldest president in US history, with a caption including an emoji to represent how wide-eyed he must have looked.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 14, 2022
The actions of Biden at the end of the speech were called elder abuse by some and questioned his mental state.
‘Where are the White House and Biden family handlers whose job it is to make him look good?’ former vice-chair of the California Republican Party. Harmeet Dhillon tweeted.
‘This is truly bizarre, unless they WANT him to look like a dementia patient,’ she added.
I repeat, where are the White House and Biden family handlers whose job it is to make him look good? This is truly bizarre, unless they WANT him to look like a dementia patient. https://t.co/AGtTnqtxPm
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) April 14, 2022
Republican candidate Robby Starbuck, running for a House seat in Tennessee, noted: ‘Oh man. The music makes it 10x worse. This man is unfit to be President. Period.’
Oh man. The music makes it 10x worse. This man is unfit to be President. Period. https://t.co/FYMHTKUFQQ
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) April 14, 2022