The man who previously served as the White House physician to former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump expressed concern on Sunday over the fact President Joe Biden has not been appearing in front of the public, suggesting that something was not right with him.
“I served as White House physician under THREE Presidents,” Ronny Jackson said in a tweet. “I’ve seen what it takes physically AND mentally to do the job. I can tell you right now that the way Biden is hiding from the public is a MAJOR red flag. Something’s not right!”
Jackson reported to the White House Medical Unit (WHMU) amid the Bush era in 2006. He took up the post as physician to the president in July 2013, a position he held until March 28, 2018. Jackson also served as WHMU director from March 2010 through December 2014. Jackson finally went on to serve as the first chief medical advisor to the president from Feb. 2019 until Dec. 2019.
Jackson ran as a Republican in Texas’s 13th Congressional District in the previous election cycle and won.
Jackson’s remarks come after Biden repeatedly fell while attempting to walk up the steps to Air Force One last week, just one day after Biden referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as “President Harris.”
“Notice when President Biden runs up the stairs of Air Force One, and last year, of course, he was mocking President Trump going down a ramp when he was at West Point,” Dr. Mark Siegel told Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Friday.
“Now he’s saying I’m a runner. Well, he actually isn’t a runner anymore, by the way, but he slips several times on that ramp.”
“And I have a question, could he have had a misstep? Could it be the wind the way the White House is saying? Could it be related to his broken foot last year and the boot he wore?” Siegel continued.
“Or, could it be a gait problem related to a cognitive problem? I think the American people have the right to know the answer to that. And you know, when I was down at the White House, and you sent me down there in July, President Trump brought up this issue of sharpness, of cognition, as being necessary for a president….But what about the real question about cognition about sharpness to be president? And I think that that’s an issue of great concern here,” Siegel said.
“And I’m not his doctor, and I’ve never examined him, but I’m not the only one that’s raising this question about him not having press conferences, about how just yesterday he was calling Vice President Harris, ‘President Harris,’ I mean, that he’s done that several times,” Siegel added.
“That could be a Freudian slip. Or it could be something worse, something neurologic, something cognitive.”
The Biden administration insisted that Biden was “100% fine” when questioned about the stumbling and what may have been the cause of it. This comes as Biden and his supporters consistently criticized Trump for his cognitive abilities and instances when he held on to a rail while walking a steep incline during his presidency.