Dr. Ronny Jackson, a former White House medical adviser, said Tuesday, Oct. 13, that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden does not have the mental capacity to handle the presidency’s rigors, the Washington Times reported.
“He is not up to the job. I’ve watched Joe Biden on the campaign trail, and I’m concerned that he does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability, to serve as our commander-in-chief. He routinely gets lost in the middle of a thought and can’t recalibrate,” the doctor exclaimed in a virtual conference hosted by the Trump campaign.
Dr. Jackson was a White House physician from 2013 to 2018 and served with former President Barack Obama and President Trump. He retired from the military as an admiral and is now a congressional candidate for Texas.
“I’m not making a medical assessment,” Dr. Jackson said. “I never took care of Vice President Biden. I’m not trying to remotely diagnose him with anything—I’m saying it as a concerned citizen. We can all see … something’s going on here. He is having some extremely bad days—this is serious. We’re picking a commander-in-chief [who] has to be at the top of their game cognitively—and he’s really not.”
Biden’s gaffes have been so many in recent years that a simple YouTube search yields dozens of video results with compilations of these.
A recent poll by the Washington Examiner, the conservative newspaper, yielded similar results among voters of both parties, Republicans, and Democrats, about Biden’s age to run for president.
The poll of 1195 registered voters says that 60 percent are very or fairly concerned about Biden’s age, compared to only 45 percent who say the same about President Trump. Biden would be 78 years old when he takes office if he wins the election.
In the poll results, Democrats are more concerned about Biden’s age than Republicans are about Trump’s age with 38 percent of Democrats and 86 percent of Republicans fearing Biden may be too old, while 61 percent of Democrats and 26 percent of Republicans say the same about Trump. Among independents, 61 percent worry about Biden’s age and 41 percent about Trump.
Biden’s mental health fears add to recent announcements by Democratic Congressional Leader Nancy Pelosi that she will attempt to pass legislation to implement the 25th Amendment to the Constitution with the intent of replacing the sitting president under medical grounds.
The progressive representative of the left, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, also referred to her intention to influence her party’s candidate to lean towards more socialist policies, such as open borders, free medic care for all, including illegal immigrants, decriminalization of marijuana, etc.
“Overall, we can likely push Vice President Biden in a more progressive direction across policy issues,” Ocasio-Cortez told a reporter. “I think foreign policy is an enormous area where we can improve. Immigration is another one. Criminal justice is another area where we can pursue a lot of progressive direction, you know? There are some areas where we just fundamentally disagree, but that’s OK.
At this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump warned Americans about what now seems to be unfolding: “You know, the difference is Joe is not going to be running the government. He’s just going to be sitting in a home someplace, and people are going to be running it for him, and they will be radical-left socialists. So, that’s what you have to remember. He’s—there’s no way he’s going to be running the government.”