President Joe Biden received a physical examination last week, and many of his critics were incredulous when White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor described him as “perfectly fit” to serve out the remainder of his term.
The doctor’s predecessor was among those who spoke out publicly, accusing the Biden administration and mainstream media of ignoring the “elephant in the room” — that is, the president’s perceived cognitive decline.
“You deserve to know the truth”
According to The Daily Wire, U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who served as White House physician under former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, offered his take on the situation during a Fox News interview on Monday.
A report issued by O’Connor made no mention of a cognitive exam, prompting Jackson to dismiss the physical as “useless” and filled with irrelevant details that skirted widespread concerns about the president’s mental fitness.
“And so, Dr. O’Connor spent six pages talking about useless stuff that no one cares about, and did not address the elephant in the room, which is, is this man cognitively fit to be our president?” the Texas Republican said, according to The Daily Wire.
Biden isn’t cognitively fit to be President, and EVERYONE knows it. Where was the cognitive exam during his physical? President Trump had one, why didn’t Biden? Something is SERIOUSLY wrong, and this White House is HIDING it. The cover-up MUST end. You deserve to know the truth! pic.twitter.com/S3kEWmteli
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) November 23, 2021
Jackson has repeatedly called on Biden to undergo the same type of cognitive test he administered to Trump, using the president’s latest exam to reiterate his position.
“He won’t make it to the end of this term”
The congressman advised that he tested Trump’s cognitive ability to satisfy the media’s “relentless” speculation that the former president was mentally unfit. He engaged in speculation of his own, predicting that Biden would “fail miserably” if he underwent the same test.
Of course, Jackson is not alone in his concerns. A recent poll found that roughly half of all Americans do not believe that Biden is mentally sharp enough for the job.
Balking at White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s assertion that Biden will run for re-election, Jackson asserted: “He won’t make it to the end of this term. They will remove him at some point after the 2022 midterms. They’re going to have to address his cognitive issues.”
Biden did receive a colonoscopy during his exam, during which he was anesthetized and Vice President Kamala Harris briefly assumed the powers of the presidency. O’Connor subsequently noted that the procedure led to the discovery and removal of a potentially precancerous polyp.
During his interview, Jackson expressed his suspicion that Harris might take over for Biden permanently if and when he is removed from office. “That’s the only way she’s ever going to become president,” he said, according to The Daily Wire, “because she’s not going to get elected.”