Last week, the White House released a six-page report detailing the results of President Joe Biden’s annual physical exam. But while it documented some minor health issues plaguing the president, one doctor says the report was far from complete.
That’s according to Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who served as White House physician to former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump. During an interview with Newsmax TV, Jackson told host Rob Finnerty that “there was a lot missing” from the paperwork on Biden’s latest physical.
“Honestly, there [were] six pages of stuff that most people just don’t care about,” Rep. Jackson said. “I mean, Dr. [Kevin] O’Connor spent six pages addressing an occasional cough and some stiffness and things like that, when the elephant in the room was the president’s cognitive ability.”
He added: “Over 50% of this country does not believe he is cognitively fit to be our commander in chief and our head of state, yet that wasn’t addressed anywhere in there.”
“We set the precedent”
The now-congressman went on to recall his own experience in the White House, saying the Trump administration set a precedent.
“The far-left and the mainstream media were relentless in their pursuit of me to do something to address not only his physical capabilities but his mental capabilities, which we did,” the doctor explained.
“We did a cognitive test. As far as I’m concerned, we set the precedent, and [Biden] should have had one done as well,” he insisted.
Many critics allege that evidence of the president’s declining cognitive abilities started surfacing even before he took office.
At various points during last year’s campaign season, Biden forgot what state he was in, told voters he was running for a seat in the U.S. Senate, and mixed up his wife with his sister, among countless other blunders.
Indeed, this is not the first time Jackson has suggested that the president is unfit to serve. In July, he told Fox News that Biden is “demonstrating every single day that there is something going on.”
“You don’t need to be a physician to look at this behavior and see there’s something concerning happening,” he said. “He’s just not aging gracefully at this point.”
Jackson added: “You can go back — there’s 40 years of tape of this man — he’s always made gaffes and stuff but these are different; he’s confused, he’s disoriented.”