On Tuesday in Ohio during a brief appearance in front of the media, President Joe Biden claimed that dogs may help cure cancer.
The President was visiting the Ohio Cancer Center when he said that “dogs may help cure cancer.”
“By the way. Dogs may help cure cancer,” Biden said as his speech began to slur. “Not a joke. Dogs are able to … they’re using dogs now … to smell cancer in people’s legs, in people’s bodies, not a joke, it’s a fascinating thing.”
TMZ reacted to the bizarre claim:
The Prez showered dogs with tons of praise Tuesday during a visit to Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital, saying … “Dogs may help cure cancer. Not a joke.”
Biden’s statement immediately raised a lot of eyebrows around the country, because even if ya love dogs — CURING cancer??? Watch the clip, because the President did say something 100% factual … which is that dogs can smell cancer, and some have been trained to give patients and/or doctors a heads-up.
But, that’s really detection, stretching it out to curing cancer … seems far-fetched. Sorry, Fido.
Of course, some are defending Biden’s statement by pointing out early detection is key to a patient starting treatment … and therefore, giving them a better shot at remission. We guess one could make that argument.
We should all agree … dogs are awesome — it’s just a matter of how awesome.The comments from Biden were met with many mixed reactions online. Many people compared the media’s reaction to things President Donald Trump had said in the past to how they were reacting to Biden’s bizarre dog claim.
The List summarized the general reactions online:
Biden’s remark was met with puzzlement and snark. Some on social media questioned the president’s mental state, while others just said, “Huh?” One Twitter user pointed out the difference in treatment between the president and his predecessor: “Trump: Light rays may cure virus. Media: 25th Amendment! He’s gone mad! Biden: Dogs can cure cancer. Media: Fact check TRUE! He’s a hero!”
Others thought people were being too “ruff” on Biden. A commenter said, “They’ve been training dogs to smell cancer in people…for years. Read a book.” And one man told his own story: “There’s some truth to this. I had a dog start licking my ear repeatedly and some months later turned out I had a small precancerous growth inside. Dog was trying to ‘heal’ me.” And one fan was a supporter of both the president and the university: “O-H! Go Buckeyes! And rock on, President Biden!”
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