The first routine physical of President Joe Biden as the nation’s leader left a lot to be desired. This was because the current White House doctor didn’t want the answers that those tests could have revealed, Rep. Ronny, an ex-White House doctor, stated on Wednesday.
“That’s his approach right now, not to ask the questions that he doesn’t want the answers to,” the Texas Republican, who was the White House doctor when former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama were in office.” “They know that if they gave him a cognitive test that he would have failed miserably, and then they would have had to explain that away somehow.”
Dr. Kevin O’Connor is the White House’s current physician. He reported that the president has been determined to be “fit for the job” and “healthy, vigorous, at 78 years old,” after a routine physical last week.
Since 2009, O’Connor was Biden’s primary physician. He also served as vice president under Obama.
Jackson explained that cognitive testing is a screening tool for looking for signs of decline in cognitive function. It can be used to detect Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other diseases.
“Something like that should have definitely been included in his physical exam, and it was purposely left out,” said Jackson. “I don’t trust … the medical team that’s taking care of him right now to tell us the truth anyway, but I think they purposely left this one out.”
Biden, who turned 79 Saturday, is now the oldest sitting president. However, Jackson said that the report from his physical exam had “six pages” of information that most people don’t care about.
“Dr. O’Connor submitted six pages addressing an occasional cough and stiffness and things like that when the elephant in the room was the president’s cognitive ability,” said Jackson. “Fifty percent of the country does not believe he’s cognitively fit to be our commander-in-chief and our head of state, yet that wasn’t addressed anywhere in there.”
Trump took a cognitive test in 2018 and passed. Jackson stated that Jackson had given him a “relentless push” to improve his mental abilities.
“As far as I’m concerned, we set the precedent,” said Jackson, who has been pushing since summer for Biden to be tested as well.
“If anyone needs a cognitive it’s this president that we have right now, and I was really surprised to see there wasn’t any mention of anything like that in there,” he stated.
Jackson also noted that there is a “big push” from medical experts, as well as the geriatric community, to include a cognitive test while conducting routine physical examinations of anyone over the age of 65, “certainly if you have an indication to do so.”
Jackson stated that Biden has a “huge” indicator.
“We’ve seen for years now that he’s had these gaffes, but something’s changed over the last few years,” said Jackson. “These aren’t gaffes anymore. He’s confused, and he doesn’t know where he’s at or what he’s doing. I would say beyond just normal indication there, indications related specifically to his behavior that would have dictated something like that should have been done.”
Jackson also stated that O’Connor didn’t give a detailed briefing to the media after Biden’s examination.
“[He] should have done what I had to do whenever I briefed on President Trump’s physical, and stand up in front of the press,” said Jackson. “I was up there for an hour and 15 minutes, answering every single question, and the press was picking his physical apart. Instead, we get we just got a six-page report, and that’s the end of it. We’re supposed to just move on and play like everything’s fine now.”
Jackson claimed that he wasn’t Biden’s doctor as O’Connor was his, but he did see the former vice president every day and can clearly see the big change.
Biden’s physical addressed his stiffening walking patterns. Jackson suggested Wednesday that it could be due to orthopedic-related problems.
“That’s also a physical manifestation of some of the cognitive diseases that you can have as well,” he said. “We don’t know for sure because we didn’t get any detailed stuff. Maybe they should have included an MRI of his brain and things of that nature, too, but none of that stuff was there. It was all superficial fluff, six pages of superficial fluff were all we got, and they were doing it just to check a box.”