Former Vice President Joe Biden has gotten the mental evaluation he and his campaign did not want to hear as they head into the 2020 election.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, the former White House physician, appeared on “The Kyle Olson Show” and said that Biden needs to take a cognitive test but that his campaign will not allow him to, Breitbart reported.
“I’m not comfortable with him being my president,” he said, speaking about what he believes is Biden’s cognitive decline.
“I think he’s got some cognitive issues,” he said, but, he said, he could not diagnose Biden as he has not evaluated him.
“But as a concerned American who also happens to be a physician, I’m just going to say it’s concerning to me that he sometimes is not able to complete a sentence, not really know where he’s at or what he’s doing and we’ve seen that countless times now,” he said.
“If he was going to be president someday, that window seems to have closed in my mind,” the former White House physician said.
Jackson, who was White House Physician during both the Barack Obama and Donald Trump administrations, gave the Montreal Cognitive Assessment to President Trump in 2018 at the President’s request, so Trump could quell criticisms from his foes that he was mental unfit.
“The President didn’t have anything to hide,” he said, which is why President Donald Trump agreed to have the assessment.
“I knew he was cognitively intact,” Jackson said. He said that President Trump was not concerned about the results of the test.
“It’s never been done for a president before,” he said. “obviously no president has ever had any cognitive testing done.”
He said he gave the results to the White House Press Corp. and delivered the results during a press briefing in a room that was packed with medical experts.
“They were obviously there that day as assassins to bring me down and undermine the President’s physical,” he said.
Jackson now thinks Biden’s “crazy comments” warrant him taking the same test.
The doctor cited Biden’s regular brain freezes, confusion over his physical location and office he’s seeking as reasons to do so.
“I want my President, my Commander-in-Chief, my head of state to be a little bit sharper mentally than Joe Biden currently is,” the doctor said.
“Maybe he would have been fine ten years ago, but I legitimately think Joe Biden’s window … has closed,” he said.
“I think that he’s old enough now that he’s having cognitive difficulties and that just happens. It’s part of growing old,” he said.
He mocked Biden’s recent claim that he was cognitively better than President Trump.
“If (Trump) goes head-to-head with Joe Biden cognitively, there just wouldn’t be much of a comparison. It would be very one-sided,” he said.
He said that he believes that is the reason that Biden has been staying at home and avoiding appearances.
“They cannot afford to put Joe Biden on the stage side-by-side with President Trump. It will be an unmitigated disaster for their party,” he said.
Jackson said he believes that Biden’s campaign will do everything in its power to prevent him from taking a cognitive test.
“They will do everything in their power to prevent that from happening. They will not let him be examined because it’s not going to be good for him,” he said.
“It doesn’t take a neurosurgeon, it doesn’t take a psychiatrist to realize that Joe Biden does not possess the mental acuity right now to lead this country,” he said.