The President 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 you love dogs — CURING cancer??? At the visit, the President did say something 100% factual which is that dogs can smell cancer, and some have been trained to give patients or doctors a heads-up.
Biden’s remark harkens us back to a time last summer when another the Former President, Donald Trump suggested taking bleach would be a great way to combat the coronavirus. He’s always claimed he was joking, but we all saw the news conference.
Of course, some are defending Biden’s statement by pointing out early detection is key to a patient starting treatment in 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 and they certainly do not cure cancer.