WaPo fact-checker Glenn Kessler comes to Biden’s defense almost right away without obviously listening to the clip because there’s a difference between HAVE and HAD.
Language is fascinating. I love linguistics!
Have vs. had. Biden said:
BIDEN: “And guess what? The first frost, you know what was happening? You had to put on your windshield wipers to get literally the oil slick off the window. That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up with have cancer, and why Kent, for the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation.”
Did Joe Biden just announce he has cancer?
“That’s why I — and so damn many other people I grew up with — have cancer.” pic.twitter.com/lkm7AHJATX
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 20, 2022
Have is present tense. Had is past tense.
So Biden has cancer now?
LOL. The White House issued a clarification that does not match up with Biden’s comments.
Joe Biden said "I have cancer from oil slicks on a windshield" and the response from his handlers at the White House is to claim he was talking against a time he had cancerous moles removed caused by exposure to sunlight. https://t.co/K5UiP7GNas
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) July 20, 2022
The WaPo fact-checker obviously didn’t listen to the clip. Thanks for confirming our suspicions that you don’t know how to do your job.
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
Brit Hume points out the obvious:
The medical report you cited in your thread says he HAD skin cancers removed and has since had actinic keratoses frozen off since. Today, Biden say he HAS cancer. https://t.co/y1JN39mTTN
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 20, 2022
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