Former White House physician and current congressman, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), has been consistently voicing concerns about Democrat President Joe Biden’s fitness, both physically and mentally. His apprehensions began before the 2020 election and have resurfaced as Biden, now 81, considers a re-election bid.
Jackson has persistently questioned Biden’s capability to fulfill the demands of his presidency, expressing doubts about his effectiveness in completing the remainder of his term and the prospect of campaigning for a second term. During a recent appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, Jackson reiterated his concerns.
“I’ve been saying for quite some time now, when he was candidate Joe Biden, that I didn’t think that he had the cognitive ability to do the job.”
He then stated these concerns are shared by Americans all across the country, especially considering how Biden’s mental capacity has “degenerated” even further since taking office.
“He’s got these people that surround him that are inappropriately encouraging him to continue to run because it builds up who they are and what they do,” Jackson said.
“But our border, our wars overseas, our economy, you know, it’s just a disaster right now.
“And he just can’t do the job,” Jackon warned.
“And it’s just on display every day that he’s not capable of doing this job anymore.”
The ex-physician, now serving as a congressman, concluded that Biden is incapable of managing the responsibilities of leading the country and pursuing another term. In a somewhat lighthearted tone, he playfully proposed that Biden’s aides could save the nation by convincing the president, who he believes is facing cognitive challenges, that he has already secured re-election and is approaching the conclusion of his second term. In a previous interview with Fox News, Jackson remarked about Biden:
“I think his lack of physical ability and his physical decline is now starting to highlight the cognitive decline that we’ve been watching for so long now.
“It’s a package that just doesn’t sell around the world, and it’s becoming a national security issue for us.
“We have to do something about it.”
Representative Jackson is not alone in expressing concern about Biden’s physical and mental well-being. According to The Hill’s late September report, numerous polls indicated that approximately three-quarters of Americans shared similar worries about the elderly president’s health. A survey by NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ revealed that 74.31% of registered voters were either “very concerned” (52.21%) or “somewhat concerned” (22.1%) about how Biden’s cognitive health might affect his ability to serve effectively for another four years.
In a CNN/SSRS poll conducted a few weeks earlier in September, 73% of American adults expressed being “seriously concerned” about Biden’s advanced age negatively impacting his “current level of physical and mental competence.” This concern included a majority of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents, with 56% sharing this sentiment.
This widespread perception of Biden’s physical and mental health stands in stark contrast to the lesser-expressed concerns about President Donald Trump’s age and overall health. Trump’s personal physician recently declared his health as “excellent,” stating that his physical capabilities were “within the normal range” and his cognitive capabilities were “exceptional.” The doctor also highlighted Trump’s positive lifestyle changes, including dieting and regular physical activity, contributing to weight loss. Lab tests indicated normal results, and cardiovascular health was reported as normal, with negative results for all cancer screenings.
He concluded that, in his professional opinion, “Trump is currently in excellent health, and with his continued interest in preventative health monitoring and maintenance, he will continue to enjoy a healthy lifestyle for years to come.”