WATCH: Joe Biden promising to cure cancer if elected president
Joe Biden promised to cure cancer.
Yes, for real.
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 11, 2019
“I promise you if I’m elected president, you’re going to see the single most important thing that changes America. We’re going to cure cancer,” Biden said at a campaign stop in Iowa.
There are, of course, a number of reasons this is an entirely misguided thing to say:
Dear @JoeBiden cancer is not one disease. The idea that you can “cure cancer” 2 years from now is ridiculous. But you could promise to ban tobacco, that requires zero research dollars and smoking is a co factor in causation of many cancers as well as other diseases. https://t.co/rid2RgqXG4
— Jennifer Gunter (@DrJenGunter) June 12, 2019
Cancer is unchecked cell growth caused by gene mutations – a core component of evolution. Everyone will get cancer if they live long enough. To promise a cure to cancer is extremely misleading. https://t.co/L2QYiCnPMx
— John Haydon👨🏼💻 (@johnhaydon) June 12, 2019
The best we could do is invest heavily in science, both basic and applied, and hope to develop more, better, effective treatment options. That would reduce cancer death rates, which have already been falling for 25 years. (Your tax dollars at work!) https://t.co/FD8hPvHkoi
— Rob Arthur (@No_Little_Plans) June 11, 2019
Self-described “centrist for common sense” Joy Behar, however, thinks the reason Biden will not be successful in curing cancer is -get this – Donald Trump.
OOOOOF COURSE she does.
“I would say that curing cancer is going to be much more difficult when there’s so much climate change and pollutants in the environment. Because a lot of cancer is environmentally caused,” she said.
Behar then took a jab at President Donald Trump.
“This president rolls back anything that will clean the air. They’re working against each other if they don’t also clean up the emissions.”
So yeah, according to this brilliant woman, Trump is giving us all cancer.