‘Doctor’ Donald declares ‘The kidney has a very special place in the heart’ during executive order signing

At the White House on Wednesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order and announced a new program to combat kidney disease in the United States, which is clearly a very noble endeavor.

But it was what the president said extemporaneously about the medical professionals who treat kidney ailments that left many people shaking their heads. Trump declared:

“You’ve worked so hard on the kidney. Very special. The kidney has a very special place in the heart. It’s an incredible thing.”

Yes, it certainly is incredible. Especially when you consider that the kidneys are located in the lower back and the heart is found in the middle of the chest, right between the two lungs. Even those who didn’t go to medical school are supposed to know those basics of the human body.

Granted, Trump was probably just trying to say how special the healing hands of doctors and nurses in the field of kidney health are, but it sure didn’t sound the way it should have. As a result, he got plenty of ribbing (the ribs cover the lungs, Donald) on Twitter:

Perhaps tomorrow the president can explain why the funny bone never tells any good jokes.

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