White House physician admits Parkinson's disease doc visit the White House eight times but says it wasn't to treat Biden

 July 9, 2024

President Joe Biden's physician attempted to explain away the fact that a Parkinson's disease expert visited the White House eight times in as many months, Breitbart reported. White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said that neurologist Dr. Kevin Cannard was not there to treat Biden.

Visitor logs showed that Cannard made eight visits to the White House between July 2023 and March 2024. When this fact came to light Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was confronted by the press about the nature of those visits.

Facing an uncharacteristically contentious press, she claimed that Biden had only been seen by a neurologist "three times" since taking office in January 2021. O'Connor issued the letter later in the day with his explanation.

Doctor's Excuse

In his letter, O'Connor explained that Cannard has been with the White House for over a decade. "Dr. Cannard has been the Neurology Consultant to the White House Medical Unit since 2012," O'Connor wrote.

"He was chosen for his breadth of experience and expertise across the specialty of Neurology. Prior to his Movement Disorders fellowship at Emory University, he had practiced as a general neurologist for six years," O'Connor continued about Cannard.

"He is the longest serving Neurologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and in the Military Healthcare System." O'Connor explained that Cannard received "numerous local and national teaching awards and is highly regarded for his clinical skills."

The White House physician said that "these qualities make him a valued and versatile consultant to assess and treat a wide variety of conditions." Except for a brief hiatus during the pandemic, Cannard "has held regular Neurology Clinics at the White House Medical Clinic in support of the thousands of active-duty members assigned in support of White House operations," the letter continued.

"Many military personnel experience neurological issues related to their service, and Dr. Cannard regularly visits the WHMU as part of this General Neurology practice," O'Connor added. O'Connor noted that Biden's annual White House physical includes Cannards as well as doctors from several specialties.

Nobody's Buying It

Whether Cannard was treating Biden or not, nobody's buying the lie that the president is doing well at all. After last month's abysmal performance during his debate with former President Donald Trump, many Democrats are calling for him to step down, CBS News reported.

Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett was the first to publicly say it, stating he was "hopeful that [Mr. Biden] will make the painful and difficult decision to withdraw." Others have followed suit, including Seth Moulton of Massachusetts, who likened the choice to step down to George Washington's decision not to run for a third term.

"I think that can be President Biden's legacy as well. He defeated Donald Trump once, and then he was willing to hand power over to a new generation of leaders," Moulton said.

"That's the kind of amazing legacy that a great president like Biden deserves," he added. Of course, George Washington wasn't 81 years old and showing signs of dementia when he magnanimously declined to hold onto power.

Whether Cannard treated Biden or not, it's clear that the president is unable to continue with his job or reelection bid because he's in terrible shape. It certainly doesn't take a doctor to see that Biden is exhibiting signs of profound cognitive decline.

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