Democrat President Joe Biden was confronted by a reporter during Wednesday’s press conference over his fitness for office after a newly-released poll showed that Americans have questions about whether he is mentally fit for office.
“I’d like to, I’d like to raise a delicate subject, but with utmost respect for your life accomplishments and the high office you hold: a poll released this morning by Politico/Morning Consult found 49% of registered voters disagreeing with the statement, ‘Joe Biden is mentally fit,’” the reporter said. “Not even a majority of Democrats who responded strongly affirmed that statement.”
“Well, I’ll let you all make the judgment whether they’re correct,” Biden responded.
“So the question I have for you, sir, if you’d let me finish, is, why do you suppose such large segments of the American electorate have come to harbor such profound concerns about your cognitive fitness?” the reporter asked. “Thank you.”
“I have no idea,” Biden said.
Biden says he has "no idea" why Americans question his cognitive ability. pic.twitter.com/dcEaIiYmSo
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) January 19, 2022
Former White House physician Ronny Jackson, who served in the role under the past two administrations, responded to Biden’s remarks by saying that something was “wrong” with Biden and that an immediate cognitive test needed to be performed.
“BIDEN JUST IGNORED A QUESTION ABOUT HIS COGNITIVE DECLINE! Something is WRONG with him,” Jackson tweeted. “This man IS NOT qualified to be President!! I am demanding he have a cognitive test NOW. There’s too much on the line, we need to know!”
BIDEN JUST IGNORED A QUESTION ABOUT HIS COGNITIVE DECLINE! Something is WRONG with him. This man IS NOT qualified to be President!! I am demanding he have a cognitive test NOW. There’s too much on the line, we need to know!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) January 19, 2022
“Biden’s ‘press conference’ is disturbing and bizarre,” Jackson added. “He’s totally disconnected from reality. He has NO IDEA what’s going on. It’s no surprise he’s been kept locked away in the basement. This is an EMBARRASSMENT.”