(NewsGlobal.com)- President Biden was evaluated by White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor last week. But an important detail was missing from the health report, which included his mental status, despite O’Connor writing that Biden was “healthy” and “vigorous,” according to Fox News.
Medical professionals discussed the matter with Fox News, raising awareness of the report and what it omits. Dr. Janette Nesheiwat noted that the presidency is a tough position and is very mentally demanding. To rise to the occasion, the president must be “physically, mentally, and emotionally capable,” she said.
The president has fielded concerns about his age since before his election, with many in the Democratic Party expressing reservations about supporting him in 2024 if he decides to run again.
Last summer, a majority of voters polled believed that the president is unfit as a result of his mental decline, according to Breitbart. Over half of the respondents said that they had doubts about Biden’s mental ability, while 62% said that he is too old to be president.
Speaking to Tucker Carlson, Dr. Marc Siegel questioned the validity of the report if a complete test was not given. Biden was assessed to have a “stiff gait,” which Siegel suggested was a sign of cognitive issues.
While the report attributes the stiff gait to a loss of sensation in the feet, no MRI was given to the president, leaving Siegel to say that the doctors do not know where it’s coming from. He added that the omissions in the report is more significant than what it actually says.
Biden was also discovered to have a lesion on his chest, which was subsequently removed, according to O’Connor. Because the president is still experiencing gastroesophageal reflux, he noted that he may have to clear his throat often, especially after meals.