Following a physical examination this week, President Joe Biden, who is 80 years old and regularly forgets where he is and who he’s speaking to, has been deemed healthy and “fit for duty” by White House physician Kevin O’Connor.
The examination reportedly included the removal of lesions from the president’s chest. O’Connor’s exam summary indicated that Biden is capable of carrying out his duties without any exemptions or accommodations and remains in good health.
But there is the elephant in the room, according to one medical expert.
Dr. Janette Nesheiwat said questions remained about Joe Biden’s cognitive health.
In an interview with Fox News, she wondered aloud how the president performed on a “mini mental status exam.”
“How did he do on that? What was his score?” Nesheiwat said. “I would like to know. Physical, mental, emotional health are all as equally important.”
“Biden will be our oldest sitting president,” she said.
“We need a president who is sharp, shrewd, who has the cognitive stamina and the mental acumen to lead our great country.”
“The job of the presidency is a very demanding stressful job. We must ensure our leader is physically mentally and emotionally capable, especially when it comes to, decisions, regarding life and death and the overall health, safety, and well-being of our nation,” Nesheiwat said.
According to the summary of his recent physical examination, Joe Biden experiences non-valvular atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat, and occasional symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, which cause him to frequently clear his throat.
Despite these minor health concerns, Biden expressed his intention to run for a second term, which would see him serving as president until the age of 86 if he were to be re-elected.
Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas, a former White House doctor, said the American people deserve to have more than a report.
“The physician to the president, Kevin O’Connor, owes it to the country to step up to the plate right now and stand up before the press and answer all the hard questions,” Jackson told the New York Post last week.
“They are going to be asked, ‘Did he get a cognitive exam done?’ The answer is going to be no because either they’re not going to do a cognitive exam or they’re going to do one and not let the American people know what the results were,” he said.
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