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Former President Barack Obama has reportedly scolded a former White House physician for going public with pointed questions about President Joe Biden’s mental health or fitness, and thus not being a good soldier, as it were.
“He just tore me up,” U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) said about an extraordinary, “unbelievable,” email he received from POTUS 44.
Jackson, a retired Navy admiral who was the White House doctor under Presidents George W. Bush, Obama, and Donald Trump, is a first-term congressman representing a North Texas district.
“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. 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 told House colleague Jim Banks (R-Ind.) on the latter’s podcast about the metaphorical earful that he claims he received from Obama.
“It was unbelievable.”
“All I know is that he’s got age-related cognitive decline, right,” Jackson continued in his assessment of Biden. “He is not mentally fit right now. He’s 78 years old and you can see it. 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,” Dr. Jackson added.
On Tuesday, Jackson took to Twitter to wonder about the delay in presidential health screening: “Biden should’ve had a physical AND cognitive exam MONTHS ago. What are they hiding?? How bad will it have to get before they are forced to tell us the truth?”
Biden should’ve had a physical AND cognitive exam MONTHS ago. What are they hiding?? How bad will it have to get before they are forced to tell us the truth? https://t.co/sp6Hxirges
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) November 9, 2021
Biden turns 79 on November 20 and is already the oldest person to serve as commander in chief.
In June, Jackson publicly called upon Biden to undergo cognitive testing while alluding to the double-standard in the anti-Trump corporate media.
“When I was Physician to President Trump, the media relentlessly pushed a narrative that he needed a cognitive test. I administered the test and he excelled! Given the precedent set and President Biden’s CLEAR mental struggles, I believe it’s past time he take a cognitive test. I sent a letter to him saying just that!”
Given the precedent set and President Biden’s CLEAR mental struggles, I believe it’s past time he take a cognitive test.
I sent a letter to him saying just that! ⬇️https://t.co/6RCKj7pFYd
— Ronny Jackson (@RepRonnyJackson) June 17, 2021
Jackson is far from the only Biden critic who has raised questions about whether the incumbent has the capacity to do the job and, accordingly, who is actually in charge of the U.S. federal government. There has been some speculation that Obama could be pulling the strings behind the scenes.
Last week, Nikki Haley, the former U.N. ambassador under Trump, called for cognitive testing for any elderly politician in a leadership position.
“Just like you have to show your tax returns, you should have some sort of health screening, so that people have faith in what you’re doing,” she told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week. “And you look at Biden, I think there is a concern…when people say, you know, ‘who’s really making the decisions here’?…because every time he acts like he doesn’t know something…he keeps giving signals that he’s not with it.”
Biden’s mental state making Nikki Haley ‘nervous’, wants cognitive testing for elderly politicians https://t.co/k84l9dejJm
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) November 5, 2021
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