Joe Biden Reveals He Has Cancer During Speech in Massachusetts

5,424
At 79, Joe Biden is the oldest president in American history. Eighteen months into his term, the burdens of governing have staggered him. Concerns about his age top the list for why Democratic voters want the party to find an alternative for 2024.
At 79, Joe Biden is the oldest president in American history. Eighteen months into his term, the burdens of governing have staggered him. Concerns about his age top the list for why Democratic voters want the party to find an alternative for 2024.

SOMERSET, MA – President Joe Biden was in Massachusetts Wednesday to speak about climate change and outline executive action his administration intends to take in the coming days and weeks.

Biden visited the former coal-fired Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, which is shifting to offshore windmill-generated energy.

While speaking under the beating sun, potentially mistakenly, he also shocked listeners by revealing that, as he said, ‘like many others from his home of Delaware,’ he suffers from cancer.

“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 said.

Biden was speaking about the negative health effects of emissions from oil refineries near his childhood home in Delaware.

According to the New York Post, the White House is now pointing to a common skin cancer that he had years ago, however, also notes that it is “unclear why Biden chose to use a present verb tense to describe his experience with cancer.”

At 79, Joe Biden is the oldest president in American history. Concerns about his age top the list for why Democratic voters want the party to find an alternative for 2024.

Comment via Facebook

Corrections: If you are aware of an inaccuracy or would like to report a correction, we would like to know about it. Please consider sending an email to [email protected] and cite any sources if available. Thank you. (Policy)