President Biden heads to Walter Reed for his annual physical on Thursday, and a former doctor for Barack Obama says he’s “concerned” about his age and other ailments.
The test is usually a physical assessment of the patient, though it comes as Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley called for a “mental competency test” for politicians over 75.
Frankly, there are probably quite a few members of Congress under the age group who would struggle with such a test. But I have to disagree.
Dr. David Scheiner, in an interview with the Washington Examiner, expressed several concerns regarding Biden’s overall health.
“I don’t care if he’s in perfect health now — which, I can’t believe he’s in perfect health,” Shaner, who has been Obama’s personal physician for more than 20 years, said. “He had a lot in his past history.”
The doctor pointed to Biden’s past aneurysm and atrial fibrillation problems and noted the president’s noticeably worsening gait.
“It worries me that he is getting old. If I look at him, he’s not 80 years old,” Shiner said.
Now – Biden is headed to Walter Reed Medical Center for his annual physical. Later today, a written summary of the findings will be released, the White House said.pic.twitter.com/EISsDTsUau
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 16, 2023
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Obama doctor: Expect ‘sugarcoat’ stuff from Biden physical
Dr. Scheiner suggested that whatever doctors discover with President Biden’s physical condition, he hopes they can see the details.
“You’re not going to learn anything. They sugarcoat these things,” he told the Examiner.
He recommended the White House conduct a neurological exam or at least complete an MRI as part of the physical.
“One thing they don’t test is the careful examination of the mind,” he said. “I don’t think any candidate wants that. They’re afraid they might find something.”
Former President Donald Trump reportedly took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA) which he says he “did X.”
We need to know the full results of Biden’s physical. What medicine is he taking? Will there be a cognitive test? If ever a president needed a cognitive appraisal, it’s this one! He is the most incompetent president in history. You deserve to answer this question!! pic.twitter.com/2QkGGQoEfh
— Ronnie Jackson (@RonnieJacksonTX) February 11, 2023
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People are worried
Nikki Haley, speaking at a rally in Charleston, South Carolina, reiterated her call for cognitive testing for older politicians, taking a dig at Biden for attending her physical, as well as Trump.
“In America I see, the permanent politician will finally retire,” Haley told his cheering supporters. “We will have term limits in Congress and mandatory mental competency tests for politicians over 75.”
Nikki Haley: “We will have term limits in Congress and mandatory mental competency tests for politicians over 75.” pic.twitter.com/PkGLrgpyo0
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 15, 2023
Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (R), a former White House doctor, has been calling for a cognitive test for Biden for years.
“Most Americans think Biden is cognitively impaired,” Jackson tweeted. “Along with today’s physical exam he must undergo cognitive tests and he must disclose the full results. We need to know!”
Most Americans think Biden is cognitively impaired. Along with today’s physical exam, he must pass the cognitive test and must disclose the full results. We need to know!!
— Ronnie Jackson (@RonnieJacksonTX) February 16, 2023
A Harvard Capps Harris poll conducted in January indicated that 59% of Americans “doubt his (Biden’s) fitness” while only 41% believe the president is mentally fit to serve in the White House.
A new Harvard/Harris survey revealed that six in ten Americans have reservations about Joe Biden’s mental capacity to run again in 2024, with 65 percent agreeing that at age 80, Biden is “too old” to continue as president. ://t.co/QsmWVkQKzi
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 27, 2023
Republicans aren’t the only ones worried. The Daily Mail reports that some senior Democrats see Biden as “too old” to run in 2024.
A Harvard Capps Harris poll also found that 65% of respondents thought the president was “too old to be president.”
Biden will be around 90 – 86 years old at the end of his second term.
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