'There's something going on': Ex-White House physician Ronny Jackson says he believes the president, 78, will be forced to resign or will face the 25th Amendment because he is NOT fit for office
* House Rep. Ronny Jackson, Trump's and Obama's top White House doctor, thinks Biden won't finish out his first term
in office due to unfitness
* ‘Something is SERIOUSLY wrong with Biden - and it’s only going to get WORSE!’ the Republican congressman from
Texas tweeted on Thursday
* President Joe Biden stumbled through Wednesday night's CNN town hall when he issued a series of gaffes, lost
thoughts and false statements
* Earlier this month, Joe Biden was caught on camera in an uncomfortable exchange with a reporter
* The president had to pull out notes to answer a question at a cherry shop in Michigan about the latest cyberattack –
thought to be from Russians
* 'We're not sure it's the Russians. I got a brief when I was on the plane. That's why I was late getting off the plane,' he
said before fumbling with pieces of paper
* Biden tried to speak with reporters while also checking out with the cashier
* Jackson on Thursday repeated his demand that Biden take a test measuring cognitive fitness; It's the same exam that
his predecessor took in 2018
House Rep. Ronny Jackson, who served as the top White House physician under the Obama and Trump administrations, has predicted President Joe Biden won’t finish his term in office because of a lack of fitness for the job.
‘Something is SERIOUSLY wrong with Biden - and it’s only going to get WORSE!’ the Republican congressman from Texas tweeted on Thursday.
‘It’s past the point of embarrassment. He’s lost. He can barely put a coherent sentence together.’
Jackson added: ‘He MUST have a cognitive exam and release the results!’
Jackson told Fox News that Biden, who has been seen tripping on a stairwell before boarding Air Force One and having difficulty speaking coherently, will either be forced from office when the Cabinet invokes the 25th Amendment or he will resign.
If members of Biden's cabinet aren't looking into invoking the 25th Amendment, then 'this is a national security issue at this point … it really is,' Jackson said.
The tweet was posted a day after Biden repeatedly stumbled over his words and appeared confused as he answered questions during a CNN town hall staged in Cincinnati, Ohio.
At one point, when talking about getting vaccinations approved for children under the age of 12, the president said: 'That's underway, just like the other question that's illogical. And I've heard you speak about it because you always – I'm not being solicitous – but you're always straight up about what you're doing.'
'And the question is whether or not we should be in a position where you uh, um, are - why can't the, the, the experts say we know that this virus is, in fact, uh, um, uh, it's going to be - or, excuse me, we, we, we know why all the drugs approved are not temporarily approved by permanently approved.
'That's underway too. I expect that to occur quickly,' Biden continued as he fumbled over his words.
Biden also misspoke when talking about the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines against the Delta variant.
Grabien Media founder Tom Elliott posted a video of Biden's interaction with Lemon about vaccines and sarcastically wrote: 'Crushing it.'
Another user asked for a translation, claiming: 'I did not understand a single sentence.'
During an appearance on Fox News on Thursday, Jackson told host Sean Hannity that it’s been apparent for a while that ‘something’s going on here.’
‘And I’ve been saying that it’s only going to get worse, and guess what?
‘We’re watching that happen right before our eyes right now,’ Jackson said.
He added: ‘And I’m at the point right now where, you know, I went from, you know, telling people, we should be concerned about what might potentially be going on, to now saying, hey, what is happening right now?’
‘Where are the people in our academic medicine that were out there calling for President Trump to have a cognitive test? Where are these people?’
Jackson continued: ‘There’s something seriously going on with this man right now.
‘And you know, I think that he’s either gonna, he’s either gonna resign, they’re going to convince him to resign from office at some point in the near future for medical issues, or they’re going to have to use the 25th Amendment to get rid of this man right now.
‘There’s some serious stuff going on right now.’
Earlier this month, Jackson again questioned Biden’s fitness after the president awkwardly fumbled with notes in his suit jacket pocket to answer a reporter's question on something he was briefed on just moments before during an appearance at a Michigan fruit shop.
'With the most recent hack by the Russians, would you say that this means –' a reporter began asking Biden as he checked out from King Orchards farm store in Central Lake, Michigan on July 3.
The 78-year-old president, however, cut off the reporter, saying US intelligence is not sure if the hack came from the Kremlin.
'We're not sure it's the Russians,' he said.
'I got a brief when I was on the plane. That's why I was late getting off the plane.'
'I'll be in better shape to talk to you about it –' Biden started, then cut himself off.
He then proceeded to awkwardly fumble with the notes in his pocket as he attempted to answer the reporter's question while checking out with the cashier, who asked him to no answer, 'Would you like a receipt?'
'I'll tell you what they sent me,' Biden said, while looking at the paper he pulled from his pocket, not answering the cashier's question.
'The idea – first of all we're not sure who it is for certain, number one. And what I did, I directed the full resources of the government to assist in a response if we determine – what else you need?' Biden said, redirecting his attention to the cashier.
Biden repeatedly confused Syria with Libya while discussing ways of working with Russia during a press conference at the G7 on June 13.
The 78-year-old gaffe machine spoke of working with Russian President Vladimir Putin to provide economic assistance to the people of Libya, prompting some confused glances from the press pack at the G7 summit in Cornwall, England.
'I'm hopeful that we can find an accommodation where we can save the lives of people in — for example, in — in Libya,' the president said, mentioning the north African country for the third time instead of Syria, which is in the Middle East.
The White House later brushed the confusion off, confirming that the president was indeed referring to Syria, the country where Russia and the US have been involved in a decade-long civil war.
On March 19, video captured Biden tripping up the stairs as he boarded Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews.
In the clip, Biden stumbles as he walks up the airstairs. He grabs the hand railing to catch his balance, but then loses his footing two additional times.
During the third stumble, he falls to his knees. However, after brushing off his leg, he reaches the top of the plane and gives a salute before disappearing inside.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre later told reporters that Biden was '100 percent fine' and preparing for his trip in Atlanta.
'It's pretty windy outside. It's very windy. I almost fell coming up the steps myself,' she said.
Just one day earlier, Biden accidentally referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as 'President Harris.'
The gaffe occurred during a press conference on March 18, during which he lauded his administration for being close to meeting their goal of 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in his first 100 days in office.
'Now when President Harris and I took a virtual tour of a vaccination center in Arizona not long ago, one of the nurses on that, on that tour injecting people, giving vaccinations, said that each shot was like administering a dose of hope,' Biden said.
Harris was standing behind Biden as the president carried on with his speech, but did not correct himself.
Later that day, when the White House released the transcript of his speech, Harris's proper title was inserted with brackets.
In a speech on March 9, Biden seemed to fumble with his words and forget the name of his Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.
'I want to thank Sec - the former general - I keep calling him "General,"' Biden said.
'My - the guy who runs that outfit over there. I want to make sure we thank the Secretary for all he's done to try to implement what we've just talked about, and for recommending these two women for promotion.'
The slip-occurred despite the fact that just a few minutes earlier, he had mentioned Austin's name in the speech without an issue.
During an Election Day speech in Philadelphia, Biden stumbled over his words and confused his granddaughter with his late son, Beau Biden.
Biden told the crowd: 'I want to introduce you to two of my granddaughters...this is my son, Beau Biden who a lot of you helped elect to the Senate in Delaware.'
The commander-in-chief had meant to introduce the crowed to Natalie, Beau's daughter, but hadn't just mixed up the name but the person - he also put his arm around Finnegan Biden, Hunter's daughter.
He finally corrected himself as he draped his arm around Natalie's shoulder and said: 'This is Natalie, this is Beau's daughter.'
Beau Biden passed away in 2015 after a months-long battle with glioblastoma, one of the deadliest types of brain cancer.
Not all of Biden's gaffes occurred in the 2020s or even the 2010s. In fact, some happened in the early aughts.
In September 2008, after Biden had been named former President Barack Obama's running mate, he attended a campaign rally in Missouri.
It was there that he called on then-Missouri state senator Chuck Graham, who passed away last year. to stand up for the crowd.
'I'm told Chuck Graham, state senator, is here. Stand up Chuck, let 'em see you,' Biden said.
It was at that moment he realized Graham was in a wheelchair due to muscular dystrophy.
'Oh, God love you. What am I talking about. I'll tell you what, you're making everybody else stand up, though, pal.'
According to the Columbia Tribune, Graham said he was never offended by the mistake.
'Oh nothing, you're all set,' she responded.
'I directed the intelligence community to give me a deep dive on what's happened. I'll know better tomorrow,' he said in continuing his response before putting the paper back in his pocket.
The ordeal was clipped by the Republican National Committee Twitter account and reposted by Trump's former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany.
Jackson, the Republican from Texas who was elected to Congress after serving as Trump's top White House doctor, said he thinks that Biden should be administered the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to test for memory impairment, dementia, and other possible maladies.
'I think he's demonstrating every single day that there is something going on,' Jackson told Fox News on Saturday.
'You don't need to be a physician to look at this behavior and see there's something concerning happening.
'He's just not aging gracefully at this point.'
Biden, who is known for misspeaking and making verbal gaffes, has had his cognitive fitness questioned after mixing up the names of aides and colleagues while seeming to forget job titles and other details.
During a news conference at last month's G7 summit meeting in the United Kingdom, Biden appeared to mix up Syria and Libya three times.
Jackson said Trump set a precedent when he agreed to undergo the testing. The 45th president was known to give rambling, run-on statements in press interviews that prompted observers to question his cognitive fitness.
'The far left and the mainstream media were demanding that be the new standard for anybody who's going to lead our country and be our Commander-in-Chief and our head of state,' Jackson told Fox News earlier this month.
'I'm just saying I agree with them at this point - we need to get it done.'
He has also mistakenly referred to his vice president, Kamala Harris, as 'President Harris.'
Jackson added: 'You can go back – there's forty years of tape of this man – he's always made gaffes and stuff but these are different, he's confused, he's disoriented,' the congressman said.
'We all know people who are 100-years old, who basically are as sharp as a tack, and we know people who are in their mid-60s that having some cognitive difficulties…and I think he's on that end of the spectrum.'
Last month, the White House said Biden plans to take his annual physical 'later this year.'
The White House has committed to releasing the results of a medical check-up before the end of the year, but officials are generally reluctant to discuss the president's health.
'I'm just asking them, when you do the physical exam include the cognitive assessment,' Jackson said.
'As far as I'm concerned the standard precedent has been set and they need to follow and do the same.'
Jackson was promoted to a White House physician while still deployed in Iraq in 2006.
He's served in three administrations - those of Presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump - and held a variety of positions, including the physician supervisor for Camp David, before being promoted to physician to the president under Obama in 2013.
Jackson himself was subject to an Inspector General's report in March that found he engaged in 'inappropriate conduct' involving alcohol use, 'disparaged' and 'belittled' subordinates.
He was Trump's unsuccessful nominee in 2018 to become the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
The congressman announced last month that he sent Biden a letter urging him to take a cognitive test.
Jackson has been circulating the letter with House colleagues and has been able to get the signatures of 13 GOP lawmakers.
The letter cites the president's 'mental decline and forgetfulness', notes several of his 'gaffes', and urges the White House to publish the test results immediately.
It was addressed to the president, his physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor and Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, and called on the Biden to share the results with the country.
'The American people deserve to have absolute confidence in their president,' it read.
'They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties demanded of the office, and they deserve to have full transparency on the mental state of their highest elected leader.
'I would argue that the American people don't have that confidence in President Biden.'
It goes on to list examples of moments of the president's apparent confusion - forgetting the name of the Defense Secretary, muddling Air Force One with Air Force Two, and apparently forgetting the words to the first line of the Declaration of Independence.
'Just everything that has been going on for the last year and a half … [Biden] doesn't know what's going on, where he's at. He's very confused all the time,' he said in an interview with The Hill.
Jackson was the physician in the Obama and Trump administrations, but has never evaluated Biden.
He was famous for his partisan diagnoses, on one occasion saying that Trump had 'incredibly good genes' and that 'if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 years, he might live to be 200 years old.'
On a Trump campaign call in October, he said he was convinced Biden does 'not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our commander in chief and head of state'.
The letter went on to say how Trump's opponents and the media 'clamored for the then president to take a cognitive test.
Trump 'excelled' at the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, it continued, before suggesting Biden was a prime candidate for further examination because of his forgetfulness.
Trump later described the test, which he said he took to silence critics.
'It was 30 or 35 questions. The first questions are very easy,' he told Fox News.
'The last questions are much more difficult. Like a memory question
'It's like, you'll go, 'Person, woman, man, camera, TV.'
'So they say, 'Could you repeat that?'
'So I said, 'Yeah. So it's, person, woman, man, camera, TV.'
'OK, that's very good. If you get it in order, you get extra points.' https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9821135/Former-White-House-physician-said-believes-Biden-forced-resign-fitness.html