Questions Raised About President’s Mental and Physical Health
As Joe Biden continues to serve as the 46th President of the United States, questions have been raised about his current health status. While Biden’s White House physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, recently released a memo stating that the President is a “healthy, vigorous 80-year-old” who is fit to serve, many Republicans are calling into question Biden’s mental and physical health.
Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who served as the physician to Presidents George W. Bush, Obama, and Donald Trump, is among those who are skeptical of Biden’s health. Jackson believes that the White House is not being transparent about Biden’s health and is actively trying to conceal the truth. He has publicly called for Biden to undergo a cognitive test and for the results to be made public.
In 2020, Jackson tweeted, “Remember the cognitive test that I gave @realDonaldTrump? The one he aced! Somebody else might need some testing done!! Scary!!” Within 20 minutes of sending out his tweet, Jackson received an email from former President Barack Obama, scolding him for calling on Biden to take a cognitive test.
Jackson believes that Biden’s age is a factor in his declining mental health and that his advanced age could affect his ability to fulfill the duties of President. He has stated that Biden’s recent gaffes, walking around in circles, and forgetting that the person he’s looking for in the crowd is dead evidence of this.
Even though Biden supporters argue that the President is in good health and that his age is not a factor in his ability to serve, his actions would suggest otherwise. Calling his health into question will confirm things one way or the other.
At the end of the day, it will be up to the American people to decide if Biden is fit to serve. While Biden’s physical health may be up to par, his mental health is a cause for concern and should be evaluated further, especially given his intent to run again in 2024.
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