Though speculation about President Joe Biden’s cognitive function date back to well before November’s election, critics have increasingly sounded the alarms since he took office earlier this year.
Now, one prominent physician is insisting that the president’s mental state could pose a serious risk to his administration and the country.
“Everybody I talk to talks about it”
U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who previously served as the White House physician, sounded off on the topic during a recent interview with Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity.
The cable news personality kicked off the conversation by citing a recent poll that shows a majority of people believe someone other than Biden is actually in charge at the White House.
According to Trafalgar Group pollsters, 56.5% of Americans reported the suspicion that the president is not actually setting his administration’s agenda. More than 58% of independent voters expressed such a belief as did nearly 84% of Republicans.
Even among Democrats, more than 3 in 10 respondents said Biden is not actually in control.
“How does a country function if the president is incapable of performing his duties?” Hannity asked his guest. “That’s what the poll says. My personal poll — everybody I talk to talks about it.”
“He’s not inspiring confidence in our allies”
Jackson referenced the nation’s ballooning deficit in his answer asserting that “we can’t function” since “we’re spending money like it’s going out of style right now.”
Signaling his concerns over Biden’s fitness for the job, the congressman added: “We at least need to know that our commander-in-chief, our head of state, and our president knows what’s going on in that regard.”
Instead, Jackson asserted that the president’s mental ability is having a negative impact at home and abroad, suggesting that the U.S. is “failing miserably” in the eyes of other nations.
“He’s not inspiring confidence in the American people,” the Texas Republican said. “He’s not inspiring confidence in our allies, and he’s sending the absolute wrong message to our adversaries.”
Jackson went on to compare Biden with his predecessor, declaring: “That did not happen in the Trump administration. When President Trump drew a line in the sand, our enemies, our adversaries knew — they knew – they knew exactly what would happen if they crossed that line. And we don’t have that anymore.”