A former White House physician has issued a warning concerning President Biden's cognitive abilities.
Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, who served as a doctor for three previous presidents, expressed concern over President Biden's mental acuity, calling it a burgeoning national security threat.
Rep. Jackson, who was the official White House physician during the administrations of Presidents Bush, Obama, and Trump, shared these observations during a recent appearance on Fox News. Jackson expressed concern, stating that President Biden's cognitive decline appeared to be accelerating with age. This phenomenon could have serious implications for his ability to carry out the duties of the presidency.
The role of the president, as Jackson highlighted, requires a considerable degree of mental and physical stamina. The notable concern is that the rigors of the job could be significantly impacted by a decline in cognitive abilities.
"Like you said, I’ve taken care of three presidents, so I know firsthand what it takes to be the commander-in-chief and the head of state. It’s a grueling job, both mentally and physically. 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."
Research in the field of cognitive science provides some backing to Jackson's observations. A study published in 2015 documented that cognitive functions such as speed of processing, working memory, and executive function tend to decline rapidly in individuals in their late 70s and early 80s.
"The most important changes are declines in cognitive tasks that require one to quickly process or transform information to make a decision, including measures of speed of processing, working memory, and executive cognitive function."
These findings are particularly relevant as President Biden turned 81 on November 20th, 2023. The potential implications for his ability to adequately perform the duties of his office are worth considering, particularly given the high-stress and demanding nature of the presidency.
On November 27, 2023, Jackson went on record saying that Biden's mental decline would not only continue but worsen. The rapidity of this decline, according to Jackson, is a cause for concern.
Given his firsthand experience caring for three different presidents, Jackson's words cannot be dismissed lightly. His concerns touch on the very core of the nation's leadership and stability.
The health of a President isn't just a personal matter but a question of national security. The President's ability to make sound decisions, react quickly to crises, and guide the nation is paramount. If these abilities are compromised, the impact could be severe.