President Biden is not going to take a cognitive check as a part of his upcoming bodily examination, the White House confirmed Monday.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre acknowledged that Biden’s doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, doesn’t imagine a cognitive check is critical. She mentioned O’Connor believes Biden proves his cognitive skill “every day [in] how he operates and how he thinks.”
Reporters pressed Jean-Pierre on the problem as a consequence of final week’s report from Special Counsel Robert Hur that discovered Biden has important reminiscence points.
“Does the White House think that the idea of the president taking a cognitive test as a part of this physical is a legitimate idea?” a reporter requested.
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“I’m just gonna say what Dr. O’Connor said to me about a year ago when [Biden’s physical] was released,” Jean-Pierre responded. “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.”
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“That is how Dr. O’Connor sees it, and that is how I’m going to leave it,” she added.
Jean-Pierre gave a extra full-throated protection of Biden when reporters continued to press her on the subject. She mentioned she has recognized Biden for greater than a decade and continues to seek out him to be “sharp” and “on top of things.”
“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 mentioned.
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Recent polling has discovered that Biden’s age is a significant problem for a majority of not solely Americans normally, but in addition Democrats. A Sunday ballot from ABC/Ipsos discovered that 86% of Americans imagine Biden is simply too previous to serve one other time period, together with 73% of Democrats.