President Joe Biden’s desperation to set a winning tone for his administration that will dig his approval rating out of the ditch had him giving new meaning to the moniker “Dark Brandon” Monday as he broached the topic of suicide with cancer patients.
Having lost his son Beau Biden to brain cancer in 2015, no one challenges the notion that finding a cure for cancer is a deeply personal subject for the president. It is part of why former President Barack Obama symbolically placed his then-vice president at the head of the “Cancer Moonshot” initiative which Biden was promoting once again from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum on the 60th anniversary of JFK’s address to Rice University.
During that speech, Kennedy said, “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” However, Biden was far from such inspirational calls Monday when he suggested to cancer patients in attendance, “don’t jump.”
“And I want to thank all of you–the cancer patients, survivors, caregivers,” he remarked early in his speech before addressing attendees in the balcony, “and don’t jump from up there, okay?”
President Biden to cancer survivors on balcony: "Don't jump from up there, ok?" pic.twitter.com/wQcg786UgF
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 12, 2022
When Biden gets serious with an audience and mentions something serious, he will often say the phrase “not a joke” to hammer home his point. Such was not the case Monday leaving some to believe this “was his lame attempt at a joke.”
One of his favorite phrases is to say, “not a joke”. In this case I guess this was his lame attempt at a joke.
— Don – Ultra MAGA Lite – @djmeiho63 (@djmeiho63) September 12, 2022
No one could be heard laughing after the president’s comment which brought forth a slew of negative reactions and confusion on social media.
To be fair, I’d rather jump than have to listen to that jerk too.
— Pi (@the_pi_man) September 12, 2022
— 🌸 Kat T Kat 🌸 (@Kat_of_9_Tails) September 12, 2022
What an embarrassment
— maryjude (@MantiaJudy) September 12, 2022
Wasn’t he supposed to cure cancer? Another promise broken!
— Denise (@westieTX) September 12, 2022
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only outtake from Monday’s address where Biden declared the “goal is to cut cancer death rates by at least 50 percent–at least 50 percent–in the next 25 years; to turn more cancers from death sentences into chronic diseases people can live with; to create a more supportive experience for our patients and families, and to update–to update our fight against the cancer.”
No, the president also announced, “the Defense Department…has the ability to calculate the Energy Department to a million billion calculations per second.”
Biden: "To the Defense Department that has ability to calculate the Energy Department to a million billion calculations per second." pic.twitter.com/anIantsLoR
— Washington Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) September 12, 2022
Of course, no gaffe-riddled, head-scratching speech would be complete without Biden concluding with complete confusion as to what he is supposed to do after the teleprompters end.
No sooner had the president stated, “God bless you all. And may God protect our troops. Thank you for listening,” and set down the microphone he was holding despite there being two affixed to his podium, than the president began to shuffle back and forth across the stage seeking direction from his handlers.
Joe Biden PANICS on stage trying to find exit— How is he always this lost?! pic.twitter.com/YeMN2szPiw
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 12, 2022
If all of that isn’t enough to raise concerns about the serious likelihood of a cure for cancer being discovered under Biden’s leadership, perhaps the fact that the Biden Cancer Initiative that he had started while vice president contributed more to its executives than to finding a cure would cement that doubt.
As previously reported, “Before suspending its operations [in 2020] because of Biden’s presidential campaign, BCI reportedly raised $4.8 million in 2017 and 2018 combined. However, over $3 million of the raised funds went to paying ‘salaries, compensation, and benefits,’ while $740,000 went toward funding ‘conferences, conventions and meetings.’ Meanwhile, the nonprofit reportedly never once ‘cut a single grant to any other group or foundation during its two-year run.”
Records show bulk of millions raised for Biden cancer nonprofit went to top execs, conventions https://t.co/K09mMhdu3o
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) June 25, 2020
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