JOE Biden is not "physically or cognitively fit to be president", Donald Trump's former White House physician claims.
Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson is among 14 Republican lawmakers who have signed a letter calling for the 78-year-old Democrat to take a mental exam.
Read our Biden live blog for the very latest news and updates…
He told Sean Hannity: “We can’t sit on this any longer. He’s not physically or cognitively fit to be our president right now.”
The former White House physician said he is aware of the demands of the presidency but said the Democrat is not “inspiring confidence” on the global stage.
He branded Biden’s performance with world leaders “embarrassing” and said Americans need a president who they can trust, Mail Online reports.
The Texas lawmaker will be sending the letter to Biden and his team in the coming days.
It is addressed to the president, his physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor and Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci.
It calls on Biden to submit to a cognitive ability test and to share the results with the country.
Jackson told The Hill: "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.
"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."
The president, who is gaffe-prone, has blundered several times over recent months.
He confused Syria with Libya three times during a press conference at the G7 summit.
Biden told American troops stationed at RAF Mildenhall that he kept forgetting he’s president and referred to the Royal Air Force as the RFA.
The president claimed that the US hospital beds will be overwhelmed by Americans suffering from Alzheimer’s in two decades.
Fact-checkers for the Washington Post revealed that there is no basis for the claims.
Biden also unintentionally told Americans earning less than $400,000 that they wouldn’t have to pay any taxes as he revealed his spending plans.
And in March, Biden was caught tripping over the steps of Air Force One in an embarrassing blunder.
The stumble prompted calls for Biden's impeachment as some said he was "unfit" for office.
It is not the first time that Jackson, who served as a physician for Obama and Trump, has questioned Biden's cognitive abilities.
He tried to bring the issue into focus during last year's presidential campaign.
In October, he claimed Biden "does not have the mental capacity, the cognitive ability to serve as our commander in chief".
Jackson's credibility has been called into question in the past surrounding claims about Trump's health and cognitive ability.
In 2018, Jackson said Trump had "excellent" cardiac health despite his "junk food" diet.
Jackson also said Trump scored a perfect 30 out of 30 on a cognitive test, and was exactly one pound below what is considered as “obese.”
When asked about this assessment, Jackson said it was due to Trump's “incredibly good genes, and it’s just the way God made him."
Biden said that he intends to take a medical examination this year and the results will be disclosed to the public.
Source: Read Full Article