United States President Joe Biden’s recent and brief in-hospital procedure included a medical exam. According to the Conservative Brief, the exam, which included assessments from multiple specialists and neurological testing, resulted in Biden’s physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor “essentially [giving] the President a clean bill of health.”
Some are not so sure.
Several notable happenings resulted from Biden’s recent colonoscopy procedure, which required anesthesia and a brief transfer of power to Vice President Kamala Harris.
Firstly, Harris became the first female to officially step into the role of President and Commander and Chief of the United States of America.
Secondly, Biden received a battery of medical tests—the results of which the press have been requesting.
Sean Hannity of Fox News has been relentless in questioning Biden’s physical and mental health, claiming he is “unwell and unfit to lead.”
FrontPage Mag depicted Biden, 79, as one whose “mental faculties have clearly failed,” adding that he has moved from being “obnoxious” to being “confused.”
Their assessment can be embodied in this terse statement: “Joe’s mind is out to lunch.”
Dr. O’Connor’s summary of Biden’s health mentioned a noticeable but not serious “pronounced” cough and a stiffening “gait.”
In a formal memo to the White House Press Team, Dr. O’Connor stated:
“The President has experienced increasing frequency and severity of ‘throat clearing’ and coughing during speaking engagements. He has exhibited such symptoms for as long as I have known him, but they certainly seem to be more frequent and more pronounced over the last few months.”
Dr. O’Connor noted that specialists in gastroenterology and otolaryngology were consulted, and they concluded his coughing was likely tied to “gastroesophageal reflux.” Biden was encouraged to continue taking “acid blockers for reflux,” as previously prescribed, and recommended “no further treatment.”
Dr. O’Connor’s memo also mentioned “Biden’s gait,” noting that it was noticeably stiff.
“The President’s ambulatory gait is perceptibly stiffer and less fluid than it was a year or so ago,” Dr. O’Connor stated, but noted there were “reasonable explanations” given his “orthopedic history” for his current status.
What was highly sought but not included in O’Connor’s report was an assessment of Biden’s mental acuity.
CNN medical contributor Dr. Sanjay Gupta confirmed that Biden’s medical tests did include a “neurological exam,” yet Dr. O’Connor’s report did not include a mention of a mental exam.
“I read pretty carefully through the doctor’s report, and there was, they mentioned neurological exam, but that was more in terms of testing motor strength and sensation and things like that,” Gupta said.
Some find this surprising and akin to selective screening. The Neon Nettle accuses Biden of “dodging the cognitive test” that even former President Barack Obama’s chief physician recommended.
In a podcast called “Grounded with Jim Banks,” Dr. Ronnie Jackson, the former physician for Obama, recommended that Biden receive thorough cognitive testing.
Dr. Jackson, who received praise for administering a cognitive test to former President Donald Trump when he was in office, was severely rebuked by Obama for suggesting testing for Biden.
“He just tore me up,” Dr. Jackson said. “[He wrote] 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.”
Regarding Biden’s mental state, Dr. Jackson, now a Congressional Representative in Texas, said:
“This guy doesn’t know where he’s at, he doesn’t know what he’s doing. It’s very obvious to everyone in the country right now that this guy’s got some cognitive issues, right? Now, I’m not his physician. I’m not diagnosing him. I haven’t examined him. All I know is that he’s got age-related cognitive decline, right? He’s not mentally fit right now… and you can see it.”
Jackson added, “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 percent sure that Joe Biden is incapable of doing that job.”
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