President Trump’s embarrassing verbal gaffes have proven to be the rare rays of light in an otherwise incredibly dark time. They give us a chance to momentarily step away from all the cruelty and travesty and come together to mock this man mercilessly and laugh at the scrambled eggs that he refers to as his “very large brain.”
Recently, he humiliated himself by stating publicly that soldiers “took over airports” during the Revolutionary War, a debacle which he later tried to blame on a teleprompter malfunctioning. Before that, he claimed that the Moon was “a part” of Mars.
Now, Trump has wheeled out another doozy, this time eschewing aviatic anachronisms and astronomical inaccuracies for anatomical ignorance. While speaking about kidney care in advance of his signing of an executive order aimed at focusing on these particularly crucial organs, the president rambled about how “very special” the kidney is. Then he unleashed his cluelessness.
“The kidney has a very special place in the heart. It’s an incredible thing,” said Trump. The kidney is, of course, not located inside the heart.
The most generous interpretation of his words is that he meant it metaphorically, that kidneys have a “special place” in the hearts of people who work with them, but his intonation was so strange and his broad and deep ignorance so well-documented that one can’t rule out the possibility that the President of the United States believes the kidneys are literally buried inside the ventricles of the heart.
In moments like these, as funny as they are, one can’t help but pine for the days when we had a man of real intellect and erudition in the White House. Someone who thought before he spoke and who, when he spoke, inspired us to listen. President Obama, in other words, knows where the kidneys are located.
Trump is a bad joke that gets played on the world day after day.
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
At first I thought this might just be clumsy phrasing, but the way he slows down and emphasizes "in the heart" makes me think, no, he believes the kidney is literally in the heart. https://t.co/ZZIkvn3aIy
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 10, 2019
“The kidney, very special, the kidney has a very special place in the heart. It’s an incredible thing. There’s a spirit like you see rarely.”
That's the full quote.
Yes, this really happened.https://t.co/J3sHG70nTF
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) July 10, 2019
He makes George W Bush sound like a poet laureate.
A brain like swiss cheese.
— eli friedmann (@eligit) July 10, 2019
“The kidney, very special, the kidney has a very special place in the heart. It’s an incredible thing. There’s a spirit like you see rarely.” – D. tRUMP
Clearly, this orange, gelatinous blob is not well. His brain misfires and his mouth doesn't get the message.
— steve brodwolf (@stevebrodwolf) July 10, 2019
Beyond the obscenity of this during the week the Admin is in court trying to kill the ACA, what…is the President of the United States saying? https://t.co/Pknh2iv81t
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) July 10, 2019
The best words. https://t.co/4f9cvzrywO
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 10, 2019
His brain is pudding.
— Art Radley (@g00dneighbour) July 10, 2019
how is this real life
*I mutter to myself 100 times a day*
— kevin (@KevINthe406) July 10, 2019
“The kidneys of mortally wounded soldiers of the Continental Army were airlifted by medevac helicopters to save the lives of needy children awaiting transplant at hospitals miles away during The Revolutionary War!”
— Brian Naval (@cblfailure) July 10, 2019
Trump has no idea what kidneys do https://t.co/vUmQCzY3QV
— Jesse Peretz (@jperetz) July 10, 2019
Shit, I didn’t even know kidneys were located in the heart. #Trump
— Dan Pan (@ItsDanPan) July 10, 2019