On President Biden’s 81st birthday, discussions about his age and cognitive abilities intensified, mainly driven by comments from Texas Republican Representative Ronny Jackson, a former White House physician.
Jackson raised concerns about Biden’s mental decline, which he views as a significant issue.
Ex-White House physician doubts Biden’s fitness for office
Jackson, who has served as a physician under Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, emphasized the demanding nature of the presidential role.
He openly questioned Biden’s capability to fulfill these responsibilities, stating, “[The decline is] happening quickly,” during an interview on “Sunday Morning Futures” with guest anchor Sean Duffy.
Jackson’s assertion was unequivocal: “This man can’t do the job. He’s proven to us every single day that he can’t do the job, but this is going to get worse.”
Jackson questions Biden’s cognitive health, calls for mental evaluation
His concerns about Biden’s cognitive acuity are not new. Jackson has previously urged Biden to undergo a mental test or withdraw from the 2024 presidential race.
Reflecting on Biden’s performance since his candidacy in 2020 against then-President Donald Trump, whom Jackson supports for the 2024 election, he remarked on what he perceives as a noticeable decline in Biden’s cognitive abilities.
“It’s just unbelievable how much he’s degenerated just during his time in office,” Jackson stated.
Biden losing ground with Gen Z voters, trails Trump in polls
Amidst these concerns, Biden’s popularity with young voters, particularly Gen Z, appears to be waning.
Recent polls, such as one from NBC News, show that in the 18 to 34 age demographic, Trump leads Biden by four percentage points.
This shift is significant as younger voters are a crucial demographic for the Democratic Party.
Speculations about Biden’s replacement rise among Democrats
Speculation about potential replacements for Biden as the Democratic nominee has included prominent figures like California Governor Gavin Newsom and former First Lady Michelle Obama.
However, no clear alternative has emerged yet.
Jackson blames White House leadership for national, international crises
Jackson, continuing his conversation with Duffy, expressed various concerns about the current state of the nation.
He highlighted issues such as the crisis at the southern border, international tensions, and the economy. He believes these problems are exacerbated by a lack of solid leadership in the White House.
“Things that wouldn’t happen if Donald Trump were there because our enemies don’t fear us anymore. They have no respect for us anymore, and our adversaries don’t trust us anymore, and it’s because we don’t have the leadership in the White House that we need,” he said.
Jackson urges recognition of Biden’s leadership limitations
In his concluding remarks, Jackson stressed the urgency of addressing these concerns.
He believes that Biden’s physical and cognitive limitations prevent him from providing effective leadership and that it is essential for someone within Biden’s circle to acknowledge this.
Jackson: Biden unfit for office, calls for inner circle intervention
Jackson emphasized, “It’s because this man, even if he wanted to, he cannot provide that leadership.”
“He is not physically and cognitively fit for office anymore. Somebody in his inner circle needs to step up to the plate and make him aware of this, and he needs to move on for the safety and security of this country.”