Ex-WH Doctor Attacked by Obama for Warning Biden 'Not Mentally Fit' to Serve
Former White House physician Ronny Jackson says Biden has ‘age-related cognitive decline
Former White House physician Ronny Jackson, who served under the last three previous presidents, says he was attacked by Obama for warning that Democrat Joe Biden is "not mentally fit" to serve.
Last week, Jackson, who served under former Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, warned that Biden, who turns 79 this month, has “age-related cognitive decline.”
While speaking on a podcast with Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN), Jackson revealed that he received a “scathing” email from Obama.
Accoridng to Jackson, Obama accused him of “betrayal” for raising concerns about Biden’s mental state in the past.
"All I know is that he’s got age-related cognitive decline, right,” Jackson said on the podcast.
"He is not mentally fit right now."
"He’s 78 years old and you can see it," he continued, the Washington Examiner reported.
"You don’t need to be a physician to look at him and to look at his behavior and some of the other stuff, just the way he shuffles away, stares off into space.”
"I know what that job entails, both physically and mentally, and how demanding it is.
"And I can tell you right now, I’m 100% sure that Joe Biden is incapable of doing that job,” the doctor added.
Following a fumbling speech from Biden back in August, Jackson posted critical commentary of the president.
"That was embarrassing,” he tweeted.
"There is something so obviously wrong with Biden’s cognitive fitness it was hard to watch.
"He should NOT remain president for another SECOND.
"We deserve better – MUCH better.”
Jackson said Obama then wrote him a “scathing” email about his Biden commentary.
"He just tore me up,” the representative recalled.
"It was unbelievable.”
"An entire page about how disappointed he was in me and how it’s beneath me as a physician and beneath me as an officer in the military to be attacking Joe Biden like this,” the doctor explained.
"And it was a betrayal of the trust that he and his administration put in me and he was so disappointed in me and yada, yada.”
Jackson also ridiculed the media’s double standard in treatment toward Trump compared to how they treat Biden, the Examiner outlined:
The first-term lawmaker said the event showed how the media and Democrats have a double standard when judging presidents.
He viewed Trump as strong-minded but convinced him to take a cognitive test to quiet critics.
He said Trump answered all questions correctly.
But when he called for the same thing for Biden, he was assailed.
As Neon Nettle reported last month, Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), a physician, called for annual senility tests for aging politicians.
He called for the tests to include Biden, Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Cassidy, a gastroenterologist, said that people generally begin a “rapid decline” when they hit 80 years old.
"It’s usually noticeable,” the senator said.
"So anybody in a position of responsibility who may potentially be on that slope, that is of concern.
"And I’m saying this as a doctor.”
"I’m told that there have been senators in the past who, at the end of their Senate terms were senile,” Cassidy added.
"I’m told that was true of senators of both parties.”