It’s no secret that politicians turn the volume up as midterm elections approach. They find all sorts of wild reasons they deserve the American people’s support.
Imagine the surprise people felt as President Joe Biden pulled out all the stops in just one tweet, “I believe we can end cancer as we know it and even cure cancers once and for all.”
I believe we can end cancer as we know it and even cure cancers once and for all.
— President Biden (@POTUS) September 12, 2022
The comments came rolling in on Twitter, many furious that the President would postulate a cure for cancer while he couldn’t find a “cure” for covid.
This you? pic.twitter.com/bwIeMDIAX8
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 12, 2022
Who is actually writing this? Because they need to be fired.
— WeNeedAmericaBack🇺🇸😩 (@Teeheehee615) September 12, 2022
Let us review what you accomplished on that front when Obama put you in charge of the “Cancer Moonshot.” You lined the pockets of friends and family while accomplishing absolutely nothing on the cancer front. Here are the details: https://t.co/nJKriPzxjy
— Sharma (@bansisharma) September 13, 2022
Perhaps he’d forgotten that they tried — and failed — to “cure” cancer via both Obama’s Cancer Moonshot Task Force and the Biden Cancer Initiative, a cancer charity, during the Obama administration in 2016 and 2017, respectively. Biden and his wife Jill founded the initiative, yet no grant money was ever issued.
They did succeed, however, in lining many, many pockets. Their tax filings revealed that absolutely nothing was spent on research, despite over $4.8 million being received during 2017 and 2018.
That didn’t stop him from speaking on Monday, the 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s famous moonshot speech, outlining his administration’s plan to cut the U.S. death rate from cancer by 50% over the next 25 years.