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There was a “lot missing” from President Joe Biden’s first routine physical as the nation’s leader, including a cognitive examination, and that’s because the current White House physician didn’t want to reveal the answers those tests could have determined, Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor, said on Newsmax 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, said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “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, the current White House physician, reported that after last week’s routine physical, the president was determined to be a “healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old man” who is “fit for the duties and the job of the presidency.”
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O’Connor has been Biden’s primary care physician since 2009, including when he was vice president under Obama.
Cognitive testing, Jackson said, deals with several areas and is a screening tool that looks for a decline that could be occurring for any reason, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, or other issues.
“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 turned 79 on Saturday, making him now the oldest president to hold office, but the report of his physical exam contained “six pages of stuff that most people just don’t care about,” said Jackson.
“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.” Continue reading at Newsmax.