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:
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“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.”
TRUMP: “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.” pic.twitter.com/JLM3uCsO5u
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 10, 2019
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:
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) July 10, 2019
— Mark W (@B9lyEquivocal) July 10, 2019
Not surprising. This word salad comes from a man who’s brain is in his pants.
— Casper Allan (@CasperAllan2) July 10, 2019
If your kidney is placed in your heart you’ve got one hell of a malpractice suit.
— ATP (@ATPJudge) July 10, 2019
“Not many people know this, but the pancreas is in the brain. Believe me.”
— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) July 10, 2019
He didn’t even touch on all the great work the kidney does in the bean community
— Krister Johnson (@KristerJohnson) July 10, 2019
Is he thinking about these kidneys?👇 pic.twitter.com/rSdviRJDP1
— Juha Keskinen (@MacFinn44) July 10, 2019
“Kidneys, I have to tell you. Kidneys are great. I know a lot of kidneys, a lot of great kidneys. Tremendous kidneys. Did you know, without kidneys, you couldn’t have kidney stew? No stew. Very important. So important. So true.”
— Uatu (@Uatu10) July 10, 2019
Word Salad with a side of Kidneys. What’s left of Trump’s Frontal Lobe is disintegrating before our eyes.
— Dr. Jack Brown (@DrGJackBrown) July 10, 2019
I’ve heard that the heart-kidney is especially prone to windmill-cancer
— Arnie (@TrollOfAngband) July 11, 2019
Perhaps tomorrow the president can explain why the funny bone never tells any good jokes.
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