Former White House doctor says US president won’t finish term because his mind is ‘too far away’
US President Joe Biden will not spend the rest of his first term as “his mind is too far awayWhite House doctor-turned-Texas congressman Ronny Jackson predicted on Twitter on Thursday.
Jackson clarified that “Biden’s cognitive decline has been fully visible for YEARS,”arguing”He SHOULD NOT be our president!in another tweet calling on the president to step down.
Jackson served as the personal physician to former Presidents Barack Obama, Donald Trump and George W. Bush. In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, he revealed that Obama sent him an email chastising him for questioning Biden’s cognitive abilities.
After acknowledging that Jackson had “always served [Obama] and [his] family well“, and calling it a”good doctor and member of the service but also a friend“, the former president ripped the congressman for the”cheap shotwhich he supposedly took from Biden on Twitter.
“It was unprofessional and under the desk you occupiedObama reportedly wrote, calling the tweets “disrespectful to me and the many friends you had in our administration.” The former president “expect[ed] better“, he said in the email, urging Jackson to”reflect” and “expect more from yourself in the future.”
Jackson, however, stood by his opinion of the current president’s mental state, telling Rep. Jim Banks in another interview that “all I know is that he suffers from age-related cognitive decline. He’s not mentally fit right now.“The Quoted Doctor”the way he walks away stares into spaceas an indication that Biden was all gone.
Reminding his critics that he had been the White House physician for three presidents, Jackson warned that he was “100% sure Joe Biden is incapable of doing this job“, pointing out how”physically and mentally… demandingis the presidency. “He will not last four years in power“, predicts the doctor.
Biden’s alleged cognitive decline is a popular talking point among the president’s critics, who note his growing confusion even when faced with simple tasks like reading a teleprompter and walking off a stage after speaking. Gaffe-prone even when he was vice president under Obama, his ability to stick to the script suffered noticeably, to the point that his cabinet was repeatedly forced to backtrack on inflammatory statements about regime change and possible action. military in Russia and China.
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Even Biden’s own party appears concerned about his declining mental state, with 41% of Democratic respondents to a recent poll saying he should not run for re-election, compared to just 35% encouraging him. Citing his failure to enact much of his signature legislation, sweeping so vaguely”Building back better“programs to party favorites like gun control and abortion rights, some members of the Democratic National Committee have officially recognized the”enthusiasm gapand opposing the 79-year-old’s bid for another term.
Jackson was elected to Congress as a Republican representing Texas’ 13th District in 2020 after 25 years in the United States Navy, where he became head of the White House Medical Unit.
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