A former White House physician just made a shocking admission about the health of a top presidential contender.
According to Breitbart, Dr. Ronny Jackson said on a recent episode of The Kyle Olson Show that he thinks White House hopeful Joe Biden has “got some cognitive issues.”
The physician, who served under both Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, said Biden ought to take a test of his mental capacity and release the results, but lamented that Biden’s campaign, in Breitbart’s words, “won’t let that happen.”
“Joe Biden’s husband”
Biden, for his part, has maintained that he’s “been tested and I’m constantly tested,” as Breitbart reported separately. But despite the former vice president’s insistence otherwise, his stint on the campaign trail has been characterized by verbal slip-ups.
The latest example came just last Friday — two days after Biden promised he’d taken a cognitive test.
“I’m Joe Biden’s husband, Joe Biden,” the White House hopeful said, according to a separate report from Breitbart.
Of course, Biden meant to say, “I am Jill Biden’s husband, Joe Biden,” a remark he makes frequently. But Biden didn’t even try to correct himself this time around, and the frequent gaffes have left people like Dr. Jackson legitimately concerned about the former VP’s mental health.
“As a concerned American who also happens to be a physician, I’m just going to say it’s concerning to me that he sometimes is not able to complete a sentence, not really know where he’s at or what he’s doing and we’ve seen that countless times now,” Jackson told The Kyle Olson Show, according to Breitbart.
Jackson stressed during the interview that he has not examined Biden and is not trying to diagnose him. But that doesn’t mean he can’t call it as he sees it, and according to the doctor, Joe Biden’s “window” to be president “seems to have closed.”
“It doesn’t take a neurosurgeon, it doesn’t take a psychiatrist to realize that Joe Biden does not possess the mental acuity right now to lead this country,” Jackson said.
Of course, Jackson conceded that declining mental health is “part of growing old.” But he’s tested President Trump’s cognitive abilities before — and in a side-by-side comparison, the doctor says Biden couldn’t hold a candle to Trump.
“If [Trump] goes head-to-head with Joe Biden cognitively, there just wouldn’t be much of a comparison,” the doctor said, according to Breitbart. “It would be very one-sided.”