Biden Getting His Annual Physical, Former Obama Doctor Says He’s Worried: ‘Not a Young 80’
President Biden on Thursday headed to Walter Reed for his annual physical, and a former doctor for Barack Obama says he is “worried” about his age and other ailments.
The exam is typically a physical evaluation of the patient, though it comes as Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley called for “mental competency tests” for politicians over the age of 75.
Honestly, there are probably several members of Congress well under that age that would struggle with such an exam. But I digress.
Dr. David Scheiner, in an interview with the Washington Examiner, expressed several concerns related to 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,” Scheiner, who was Obama’s personal physician for over 20 years, said. “He’s had too many things in his past history.”
The doctor pointed to Biden’s past aneurysms and atrial fibrillation issues and mentioned the President’s noticeably worsening gait.
“It worries me that he is aging. If I look at him, he’s not a young 80,” Scheiner said.
NOW – Biden departs for Walter Reed Medical Center for his annual physical. Later today, a written summary of the result will be released, the White House says.pic.twitter.com/EISsDTsUau
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 16, 2023
Obama Doctor: Expect Biden Physical to ‘Sugarcoat’ Things
Dr. Scheiner suggested that whatever the physicians discover with President Biden’s physical, he expects them to gloss over the details.
“You’re not going to learn anything. They sugarcoat these things,” he told the Examiner.
He also recommended the White House conduct a neurological exam or at least have an MRI completed as part of the physical.
“The one thing they don’t check is a careful examination of the mind,” he said. “I don’t think any candidate wants it. They’re afraid they might find something.”
Former President Donald Trump is reported to have taken the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) which he says he “aced.”
We need to know the FULL RESULTS of Biden’s physical exam. What medications is he taking? Will there be a cognitive exam? If any President has needed a cognitive assessment, it’s this one! He’s the most incompetent president in history. You DESERVE answers to these questions!! pic.twitter.com/2QkGGQoEfh
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 11, 2023
People Are Concerned
Nikki Haley, speaking at a rally in Charleston, South Carolina, reiterated her call for cognitive tests for elderly politicians, a dig at Biden as he attend his physical, as well as Trump.
“In the America I see, the permanent politician will finally retire,” Haley said to her boisterous supporters. “We’ll have term limits for Congress and mandatory mental competency tests for politicians over 75 years old.”
NIKKI HALEY: “We’ll have term limits for Congress and mandatory mental competency tests for politicians over 75-years-old.” pic.twitter.com/PkGLrgpyo0
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 15, 2023
Texas Representative Ronny Jackson (R), a former White House doctor, has been calling for a cognitive test for Biden for years.
“The majority of Americans think Biden is cognitively impaired,” Jackson tweeted. “He MUST get a cognitive exam with today’s physical exam, and he must release the FULL RESULTS. We need to know!”
The majority of Americans think Biden is cognitively impaired. He MUST get a cognitive exam with today’s physical exam, and he must release the FULL RESULTS. We need to know!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 16, 2023
A Harvard Caps Harris survey conducted in January indicates 59% of Americans “have doubts about his (Biden’s) fitness” while just 41% believe the President is mentally fit to serve in the White House.
A new Harvard/ Harris survey has revealed that six in ten Americans have reservations over Joe Biden’s mentally capacity to run again in 2024, with 65 percent agreeing that at 80-years-old, Biden is “too old” to continue as President.https://t.co/QsmWVkQKzi
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 27, 2023
It isn’t just Republicans who are concerned either. The Daily Mail reports that some senior Democrats view Biden as “too old” to run in 2024.
The Harvard Caps Harris survey also demonstrates that 65% of respondents feel the President is “showing he is too old to be President.”
Biden would be closer to 90 – 86 years old – at the end of a second term.
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