According to a recent story, former President Barack Obama rebuked a former White House doctor who was among the first to openly criticize President Joe Biden’s cognitive ability when Biden was still running for office.
Breitbart claimed that a June poll found that 59 percent of Americans were concerned about Biden’s mental health, while the New York Post reported on Sunday that the topic of Biden’s competency has emerged in the talk of a possible second term for Biden.
Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, who was running for Congress at the time, listened to Biden’s campaign statements during the 2020 election.
According to Fox News, Jackson recounts the incident in his biography “Holding the Line: A Lifetime of Defending Democracy and American Values.” Jackson worked as White House physician under Obama, as well as past presidents Donald Trump and George W. Bush.
Jackson, a Republican and former Navy rear admiral, observed, “Biden was on TV again, making crazy statements and concerning mental gaffes; he didn’t know what state he was in or what office he was campaigning for,”
“He apparently thought at one point that he was running for the Senate and later couldn’t remember what state he was campaigning in. This had been going on for months and was getting worse,” he stated.
Jackson recalls how the mainstream media treated Trump.
“Trump never made crazy statements like the ones Biden was making almost every day, but these people were jumping up and down: ‘He’s not fit to be president; he needs a cognitive test!’” he wrote.
Jackson administered a cognitive test to Trump, which Trump aced with flying colors.
Jackson had finally had enough.
He retweeted a video of Biden’s “latest cognitive misadventure” with the message: “Remember the cognitive test that I gave @realDonaldTrump? The one he aced! Sounds like somebody else might need some testing done!! Scary!!”
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 25, 2020
Twenty minutes after the tweet was sent, Obama issued a reprimand, according to Jackson.
“I have made a point of not commenting on your service in my successor’s administration and have always spoken highly of you both in public and in private. You always served me and my family well, and I have considered you not only a fine doctor and service member but also a friend,” Obama wrote in the email, according to Jackson.
“That’s why I have to express my disappointment at the cheap shot you took at Joe Biden via Twitter. It was unprofessional and beneath the office that you once held. It was also disrespectful to me and the many friends you had in our administration,” Obama wrote.
“You were the personal physician to the President of the United States as well as an admiral in the U.S. Navy. I expect better, and I hope upon reflection that you will expect more of yourself in the future,” Obama wrote.
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Fox News noted that Obama did not reply to a request for comment on Jackson’s version of events.
Jackson, who now represents Texas’ 13th Congressional District, wrote that he considered calling Obama, but talked the issue through with conservative commentator Dan Bongino. Obama, Bongino reminded him, had done nothing to help Jackson win Senate confirmation when Trump nominated him to be secretary of veterans affairs. (The nomination ran into trouble and Jackson eventually withdrew from consideration.)
“So, upon reflection, I thought, You know what? Screw that guy! I’m not doing it,” Jackson wrote. “I just walked away from it, which was the last time I had any contact with [Obama].” CONTINUE READING…