Former White House physician Ronny Jackson, who served in the role under the Obama and Trump administrations, said on Wednesday that President Joe Biden needs to undergo an immediate cognitive exam because he is “not fit to be our president right now.”
Jackson’s remarks come as Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine during the early morning hours on Thursday, threatening to upend the entire continent of Europe.
“The whole country is seeing his mental cognitive issues on display for over a year now, and there’s really no question in most people’s minds that there’s something going on with him, that he’s not cognitively the same as he used to be and, in my mind, not fit to be our president right now,” Jackson said during an interview. “Every time he gets up and talks to the American people, it’s not just the American people that are watching him speak, it’s the whole world, and that’s part of what the problem is here,” Jackson also said. “He looks tired, he looks weak, he looks confused, he’s incoherent, and it sends a message of weakness all over the world, and they’re seizing up on that.”
“He’s got 40 years of tape, you can go back and look at this man, so it’s not like we don’t have anything to compare it to,” Jackson said. “You can go back and look, he’s always made gaffes, he’s always made missteps, but never like this. This is something different. These aren’t gaffes…. This is something much more serious.”
Jackson said that Biden’s mental fitness for office, or a lack thereof, “was on full display during the debacle in Afghanistan” and that it could “get more Americans killed” and “ultimately get us in a war because of his lack of leadership.”
Biden was pressed during a press conference last month over polling that showed that the Americans have serious questions about his mental fitness.
“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,’” a 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
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