Biden, 80, will have a physical in ‘coming months’ – but WH won’t say if results will be before 2024 announcement

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With what seemed to be little fanfare, President Joe Biden turned 80 over the weekend, and being that he is commander in chief of the most powerful nation on earth and has suggested that he will run for reelection, his health is top of mind for many.

But apparently not the White House, according to Biden’s affirmative action spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre.

At Tuesday’s press briefing, a reporter did inquire about when the nation might see a physical for the octogenarian president and was assured that one would be forthcoming… in the months ahead.

“The president obviously turned 80 this weekend. It was a year ago on his birthday that Dr. Kevin O’Connor, his chief physician, released a very thorough analysis and medical report,” a reporter said at Tuesday’s press briefing. “I’m wondering if you expect that to happen again. Will we get an annual physical from the White House Medical Unit?”

“So the President is in good health and maintains an active lifestyle. That is from the doctor — from the doctor. He shared that with me,” Jean-Pierre said. “He will have a physical in the upcoming months, and the results will be released in the same way that it was last year.”

The reporter followed up by asking Jean-Pierre if she would commit to releasing the physical “before he makes his future political intentions known.”

“Oh, I — I mean, look, I don’t have a timeline for you,” she replied. “We are going to provide the information just as transparently as we did last year this time around as well. And it will be happening in the next couple of months.”

The response contradicted what the reporter stated in the beginning, which is that the president’s doctor released the results of a physical on Biden’s birthday.

“President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency, to include those as Chief Executive, Head of State and Commander in Chief,” O’Connor wrote in a letter published last November.

The National Council on Aging said last year that research shows that around 80% of adults 65 and older have at least one chronic condition, such as dementia, heart disease, arthritis, or cancer, according to the Washington Examiner, which noted that older adults are also more prone to falls and accidents, with recovery generally taking longer.

Republished with permission from American Wire News Service

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