Biden Getting His Annual Physical, Former Obama Doctor Says He’s Worried: ‘Not a Young 80’

President Biden 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.
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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.

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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.”

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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.”

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!”

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.

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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