Americans watched as Biden held a disastrous presser Thursday after the damning review found the president had failing memory and ‘diminished faculties’.
Donald Trump would routinely brag about how he’d ‘aced’ a cognitive exam as part of his physicals when he was in the White House.
But Jean-Pierre, when asked about the test on Monday, claimed it wasn’t necessary and quoted White House Physician Dr Kevin O’Connor.
‘The president proves every day [in] how he operates and how he thinks, by dealing with world leaders, by making difficult decisions on behalf of the American people – whether it’s domestic or it’s national security.’
Americans watched as Biden held a disastrous press Thursday after a damning Justice Department report emerged claiming Biden’s failing memory and ‘diminished faculties’ were reason not to charge him in the classified documents case
‘That is how Dr. O’Connor sees it, and that is how I’m going to leave it,’ she continued.
She tried – as many Democrats have in the media since Thursday’s presser – to insist that the Biden she sees is a sharper version of the one seen in his media appearances.
‘When we have meetings with him and his staff he is constantly pushing us, trying to get more information, and so that has been my experience with this president,’ she said.
Jean-Pierre added that she has known Biden since 2009, considers him a mentor and says the president remains ‘sharp’ and ‘on top of things.’
It appears Jean-Pierre and her fellow Democrats have a lot of work to do to convince the rest of the country of her case.
Last year, O’Connor proclaimed that Biden was a ‘healthy’ and ‘vigorous’ 80-year-old who is fit for office, his doctor said after his annual physical on Thursday at Walter Reed.
White House physician Colonel Kevin O’Connor provided an update on his health amid concerns over his age as he prepares to announce a 2024 run for president.
The results were largely unchanged from last time, aside from a lesion on his chest that has been sent for cancer screening, and there was no cognitive test despite calls from Republicans.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that President Joe Biden would not take a cognitive test as part of his annual physical this week, despite the DOJ report suggesting his memory was failing
Jean-Pierre, when asked about a cognitive test in a press briefing Monday, claimed it wasn’t necessary and quoted White House Physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor (pictured) in doing so
Jean-Pierre tried – as many Democrats have in the media since Thursday’s presser – to insist that the Biden she sees is a sharper version of the one seen in his media appearances
O’Connor said Biden’s gait ‘remains stiff’, but insisted it has not worsened since the last examination.
There was also a detailed ‘neurologic exam’ that found nothing ‘consistent with any cerebellar or central neurological disorder’.
Back in 2020, Trump bragged about how he ‘aced’ a ‘cognitive test’ that was administered ‘very recently’ and that doctors at Walter Reed Medical Center were ‘very surprised’ that he passed.
Trump told Sean Hannity on Fox News at the time that Biden ‘didn’t take a cognitive test because he couldn’t pass one.’
The president added: ‘I actually took one very recently when I was – when the radical left was saying, is he all there, is he all there?
‘I prove I was all there because I aced it. I aced the test and he should take the same exact test.’
It is unknown if Trump has previously been given such a test as part of previous medical check-ups.
It is also unknown if any previous president has been given a cognitive test.
Back in 2020, Trump bragged about how he ‘aced’ a ‘cognitive test’ that was administered ‘very recently’ and that doctors at Walter Reed Medical Center were ‘very surprised’ that he passed
A vast majority of American voters – 86 percent – say President Joe Biden, 81, is too old for another term in office, according to a new poll.
It comes after a damning Justice Department report emerged last week claiming Biden’s failing memory and ‘diminished faculties’ as a reason not to charge him in the classified documents case.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents say that both top 2024 competitors are too old while 27 percent think only the current president is elderly enough to be taken out of consideration.
A separate poll from the Financial Times released this weekend shows Trump with an 11 point lead over Biden in those who trust them to handle the economy – 42 percent to 31 percent.
Concern over Trump and Biden’s ages and fitness for office has increased since September, when an ABC News/Washington Post poll found 74 percent of Americans thought Biden was too old to serve and 49 percent felt the same about Trump.
Biden is the oldest president in U.S. history. He broke Trump’s record by eight years when entering office at the age of 78 in January 2021.
If elected for a second term, Biden would be 82 at the time of inauguration.
During a press conference on Thursday, Biden fumed at DOJ Special Counsel Robert Hur’s accusation that he didn’t know when his son Beau died and mixed up the dates he was vice president
More than 8.5 in 10 American voters think President Joe Biden is too old for another term – and only 62% feel the same about Trump
When taking into consideration only their own party’s preferences, 73 percent of Democrats think Biden is too old and only 35 percent of Republicans think that about Trump.
Ninety-one percent of independents say Biden is too old and 71 percent of this voting block say the same about the former president.
The latest negative polling for Biden’s reelection bid comes following Thursday’s release of the long-awaited DOJ report, which did not recommend charges against the former president.
It was, however, still just as damaging for Biden as it heightens questions over his fitness for office.
In interviews with investigators, Biden forgot the years he was vice president and could not remember the year his son Beau died. While it did not recommend charges, the report claimed Biden’s lax attitude about classified documents posed a significant national security risk.
A reason investigators decided not recommend pressing charges was because ‘at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.’
Biden held a press conference the same day the report was released to defend himself as Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report will likely undermine the president’s campaign’s attempts to use the classified documents charges against Trump in the 2024 election.