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A photograph of President Joe Biden in the rain went viral after several social media users opined that it looked so “weird” they wondered if it was even real.
Conservative blogger Amy Moreno noticed an unusual photograph of the president that she said popped up “online w/no context – did this klutzy cadaver fall again?”
I just saw this online w/no context – did this klutzy cadaver fall again? pic.twitter.com/nn7Q4jPTGB
— Amy Moreno (@VivaLaAmes11) March 16, 2023
Others followed up with their own takes.
“WTF is happening here?” Turning Point USA’s Benny Johnson tweeted, adding: “I promise this is not AI.”
“Joe Biden doing the debt dance to summon congress to allow him to go even more into debt than the 11 trillion he has already recklessly added,” noted conservative social media crypto pundit Matt Wallace in response to Johnson.
“I literally can’t tell what is real anymore,” noted another user.
Former Trump attorney Jenna Ellis invited her followers to caption the picture.
Caption this pic.twitter.com/hDEos9MauS
— Jenna Ellis 🇺🇸 (@JennaEllisEsq) March 17, 2023
“If it hadn’t been for Cotton-Eye Joe, Trump’d be president a long time ago. Where did you come from, where did you go? Where did you come from, Cotton-Eye Joe?” tweeted Kyle Becker.
Another user joked that CNN would “spin” whatever this is into something positive for Biden.
I’m sure they will spin it. pic.twitter.com/gqLEz1VQir
— Paul Slade (@PBSlade) March 17, 2023
While it’s not entirely clear where the photo came from, the president did visit Los Angeles earlier in the week, which was experiencing bad weather at the time: “At 5:30 p.m. Air Force One took off into a foggy, rainy LA sky; on Wednesday, Biden will tackle lower prescription drug costs on his final tour stop,” the Orange County Register reported.
And Biden appeared to stumble up the steps to Air Force One — again — recently during a trip to Poland.
JUST IN – Biden stumbled and fell forward while going up the main stairs of Air Force One departing Warsaw, Poland pic.twitter.com/5w2FJpRcjW
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) February 22, 2023
This was from March 2021, just a few months after he took office:
President Joe Biden trips climbing the stairs to Air Force 1 pic.twitter.com/x8UD7q0a48
— The Hill (@thehill) March 19, 2021
In June 2022, Biden also fell off his bike near his home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
— Nikki Schwab (@NikkiSchwab) June 18, 2022
Texas GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson, who previously served as the White House physician under the Obama and Trump administrations, says he has concerns about Biden.
During an appearance on Fox News, Jackson spoke about the cancerous lesion that was recently removed from Biden, and he believes it is not only the lesion that has to be removed. Jackson’s comment, which was criticized by some, was that Biden needed to be removed from office.
“He’s what needs to be removed, not the lesion they found. But this is just another effort from his physician and from his medical team to distract. They’re going to talk about this. They gave us a bunch of useless information about his cholesterol and stuff that no one cares about,” Jackson said.
“All we care about in this country with regards to President Biden — 80 years old, who’s got some obvious cognitive issues — is a cognitive assessment of some sort. We want something on the record to prove to us he’s cognitively capable of doing this job, and it’s almost a moot point at this stage, because we all know he’s not,” he added.
Biden’s doctor announced earlier this month that a skin lesion removed from his chest in February was identified as a basal cell carcinoma, which is a prevalent type of skin cancer. The doctor also stated that no additional treatment was necessary, according to reports.
During Biden’s routine physical on February 16th, his longtime physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor confirmed that all cancerous tissue had been successfully removed. Despite being 80 years old, Biden was declared “healthy, vigorous,” and “fit” to perform his duties as president by O’Connor during the examination, the Associated Press reported.
O’Connor also reported that the area where the skin lesion was removed from Biden’s chest had healed well, and the president will continue to undergo regular skin screenings as part of his standard health care plan, the AP noted.
O’Connor’s summary of Biden’s health last month stated that several non-melanoma skin cancers had been removed from the president’s body before he took office. He attributed the cancers to Biden’s extensive sun exposure during his younger years, which had been well-documented.