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The man who was the White House Doctor for former Presidents Obama and Donald trump, and current Republican representative from the state of Texas, Rep. Ronny Jackson, said that he believes President Joe Biden is suffering from a disease that is causing him “cognitive decline.”
“I saw him periodically throughout the years I was there, making the comment that I wasn’t his physician at the time,” he said on Sunday to Fox News host Maria Bartiromo. “I oversaw the guy that did take care of him, but I wasn’t his physician at the time. But I have seen the same thing everybody else saw. I have saw Joe Biden, that was always prone to gaffes. But these aren’t gaffes anymore. Something’s changed toward — during the time that President Trump was our president, something happened, and Joe Biden started having another issue, a cognitive issue that’s related to his age.”
“And like I have said before, I’m not his physician,” the representative said. “I haven’t examined him, so I’m not going to make a diagnosis. But there’s a lot of diseases out there that have a big cognitive component, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, multi-infarct dementia. I don’t know what he’s got going on. But he has something that’s causing him to have cognitive decline. And it’s progressive, related to his age. And we — there’s a lot of stuff you can do, Maria. There’s a lot of jobs you can have out there that you can still be successful if you’re not at the top of your game. President of the United States is not one of them.”
“So I see a different Joe Biden now than the one that I saw when he was vice president at the White House,” he said. “And I think there’s lots of tape and lots of video for 40 years of this man’s career. And anybody can go back and compare some of those earlier years and some of the gaffes to what’s happening now. And this is something very different. This is something very concerning. This man is not in control. And he’s not leading this country. Something else is going on behind the scenes. And there are other people pulling the strings. And that is very concerning for us.”
“And, like you said, every — all of our adversaries see this as a window of opportunity right now,” he said. “Everyone is going to try to get away with everything they can before he’s done. I’m talking about China and Russia and Iran and everybody. This is putting our country at great risk right now.”
Biden isn't running the country. He doesn't have the capacity to. This is a THREAT to our national security. Our nation is in decline, and we have a "President" who lacks the ability to defend America on a national stage. This is TRAGIC! pic.twitter.com/CJ9UWndhgp
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) July 17, 2022
The president had a major gaffe this weekend.
Biden appeared to make another verbal gaffe during a speech in Saudi Arabia on Saturday, another head-turning incident in a trip that has been rife with them.
“Gaffe-prone President Biden evoked winces from his entourage Saturday as he spoke of the ‘selfishness’ of American troops on the final day of his trip to the Middle East,” the New York Post pointed out.
“For the first time since 9/11, an American President is visiting this region without American troops being engaged in combat — in a combat mission in the region,” Biden said during a speech to the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
“We’ll always honor the bravery and selfishness — selflessness of the — and sacrifices of the Americans who served, including my son, Major Beau Biden, who was stationed in Iraq for a year,” he stumbled.
JOE BIDEN in Saudi Arabia: "We'll always honor the bravery and selfishness — selflessness — of the and sacrifices of the Americans who served" pic.twitter.com/5I8LhuhN2B
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 16, 2022
The Post added: “Secretary of State Antony Blinken blinked hard and shifted uncomfortably in his seat as his boss made the unfortunate verbal stumble, which the White House later noted in its official transcript.”
Earlier in Israel, the president’s first stop, Biden appeared to be confused as to where to go when he got off of Air Force One at Ben Gurion International Airport.
“What am I doing now?” the president, who looked confused, said to his Israeli entourage as they guided him as he appeared to weakly step into position for his photo op.
"What am I doing now?" Here's President Biden having to be guided like a lost, injured child after exiting Air Force One pic.twitter.com/zXWA9ET1Y1
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) July 13, 2022
Later during a speech, Biden shocked listeners in Israel by speaking about the “honor of the Holocaust” during an official visit, a gaffe which he later corrected to “horror of the Holocaust.”