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Multiple prominent doctors are sounding the alarm on a recent report about President Biden’s health, including Dr. Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee and Dr. Ronny Jackson of Texas.
Dr. Jackson, the former White House physician for Obama, says the administration is carrying out a “cover-up” of Biden’s health. In contrast to White House, Dr. Jackson says Biden is not healthy and fit to serve as commander in chief.
“Everyone can see something is wrong. The cover-up needs to end,” Jackson said, referring to Biden’s public display of his declining health.
“The majority of Americans can see that Biden’s mental health is in total decline, yet there is no transparency from the White House on what’s going on, if anything, to address this issue and his inability to do his job,” Jackson told Fox News. “Yesterday’s written physical exam report released by Biden’s physician, Kevin O’Connor, further confirms that this administration is still adamant about concealing the truth.”
Biden has reportedly refused to undergo a cognitive test since entering office. If he has undergone a cognitive test, Jackson is demanding the results are publicly released to ensure confidence from the American people.
“Nowhere in the report was there mention of Biden’s deteriorating mental health,” Jackson said. “This is alarming, considering I have already sent three letters to the White House demanding that Biden receive a cognitive test and that the results be made public, all of which have been ignored.”
Dr. DesJarlais has made a similar argument, demanding that President Biden must undergo “a very thorough and comprehensive study of cognitive function.”
In order to regain the public’s trust, DesJarlais says the results must be transparent and released to the American people. DesJarlais said, “I think it would be important to see a very thorough and comprehensive study of cognitive function and see that it is released with transparency to the general public.”
“The American people want to know that their commander-in-chief is fully capable of performing at the highest level to protect the safety and security of our nation.”
Both Dr DesJarlais and Dr. Jackson are clear that they are not in a position to make a diagnosis, but they hold personal opinions that Biden is showing obvious signs of age-related dementia and is unfit to remain in the oval office.
In 2022, Jackson revealed that former President Barack Obama is furious about him speaking out publicly about Biden’s health.
Obama sent a “scathing” email, writing, “I have made a point of not commenting on your service in my successor’s administration and have always spoken highly of you both in public and in private. You always served me and my family well, and I have considered you not only a fine doctor and service member but also a friend.”
“That’s why I have to express my disappointment at the cheap shot you took at Joe Biden via Twitter,” Obama continued. “It was unprofessional and beneath the office that you once held.”
“It was also disrespectful to me and the many friends you had in our administration. You were the personal physician to the President of the United States as well as an admiral in the U.S. Navy. I expect better, and I hope upon reflection that you will expect more of yourself in the future,” Obama said.
Despite Obama’s furious remarks, Dr. Jackson has refused to back down.
Biden’s White House physician Kevin O’Connor, a retired Army colonel, has reported to the American people that “President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous 80-year-old male who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency.”
One lesion was discovered on Biden’s chest and removed. Biden still experiences a stiff gait, but it hasn’t worsened since last year, Dr. O’Connor noted.