As President Biden approaches the age of 81, concerns about his health and mental acuity have taken center stage, with the former White House physician for Presidents Obama and Trump, Rep. Ronny Jackson, expressing apprehension. Jackson, a Republican from Texas, voiced his concerns on “FOX & Friends,” stating that the worries, even from the left, are valid.
Jackson has been vocal about his reservations regarding Biden’s cognitive ability since his time as a candidate. He emphasized that Biden has “degenerated” over the last three years and raised alarms about the inappropriate encouragement from those around him to continue running for office despite visible challenges.
“I think his lack of physical ability and his physical decline is now starting to highlight the cognitive decline that we’ve been watching for so long now,” warned Jackson. He believes that Biden’s current state poses a national security issue and that action needs to be taken.
Notably, Democrats, including former Obama adviser David Axelrod and HBO host Bill Maher, have also expressed doubts about whether Biden should pursue re-election. From Jackson’s perspective as a former White House physician, he argues that the demands of the presidency are too overwhelming for Biden in his current state.
“He can’t do this at all,” Jackson told host Steve Doocy, highlighting the challenges Biden would face in fulfilling the duties of a commander-in-chief and running for re-election simultaneously.
In a humorous suggestion, Jackson proposed that Biden’s aides should convince him that he’s at the end of his second term, indicating that the president may not be fit for another term.
Interestingly, Jackson’s comments come as he openly supports former President Donald Trump’s potential 2024 bid. Trump recently received an endorsement from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who emphasized the need for a president to secure the border and prioritize national security.
Trump, 77, joined Governor Abbott in Edinburg, Texas, where he pledged to launch the largest mass deportation effort in American history if re-elected. He also expressed intentions to reinstate travel bans and the “Remain in Mexico” program, which required non-Mexican asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the resolution of their cases.
As the political landscape continues to evolve, the discussions surrounding President Biden’s health and the potential for Trump’s return to the presidency add complexity to the upcoming 2024 elections. The intersection of health concerns and political endorsements will likely remain a prominent topic as the nation prepares for a new chapter in its leadership.