(Tea Party 247) – Ever since former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he would be running for president, many folks on the right called into question his mental fitness for such a campaign. And his pages upon pages of gaffes on the campaign trail, all the up to now, have not done much to ease fears that he might be suffering from dementia or some other kind of mental deficiency.
Like the time he totally forgot what he was talking about during an interview. Biden looked confused, disoriented. Or the time he botched the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence. Let’s not forget the hairy legs story. Or the times he tried to interact with pre-recorded video.
As you can see, there’s plenty of evidence that exists pointing to the fact Joe’s not playing with a full deck.
Well, Biden himself told reporters on Wednesday that he has taken cognitive tests, used to specifically diagnose and detect mental issues. However, when his campaign has been asked what that means, they won’t specify. Nor will they talk about whether or not they will release those results.
Sounds fishy, right?
Here’s more from Breitbart:
“I’ve been tested and I’m constantly tested,” Biden said when asked at his first press conference in three months if he is experiencing cognitive decline issues.
Biden did not specify during the press conference exactly what he meant by his claims he has been and is “constantly tested.” His campaign has not replied to a number of follow-up requests from Breitbart News as to whether he means he took the same test that President Donald Trump aced, or if he took a different test, or if he was just speaking colloquially, claiming that his daily rigor is what tests his cognitive capabilities. Also, Biden was possibly confused by the question, in which he was asked if he has been formally tested on this front.
If Biden did actually take a formal cognitive function test, it is unclear if he will release the results of that test–as President Trump has with his own such test–to the public, as Biden’s campaign has not answered when asked if he would.
Biden did release a medical assessment conducted by his physician last year in December concluding he was “healthy” and “vigorous” as well as “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”
The three-page assessment, conducted by Dr. Kevin O’Connor of the GW Medical Faculty Associates, does not include any mention of a cognitive test that Biden may or may not have taken at the time. It also makes no judgment or recommendation when it comes to Biden’s cognitive abilities, only speaking to his physical health.
In other words, this “report” is pretty useless in analyzing whether or not Biden is really mentally fit for a stressful job such as being president. We have to ask ourselves, if there is even any doubt about the mental fitness of an individual who wants to occupy the Oval Office, do we want that person having access to our nuclear arsenal?
The answer, of course, is no.
In 2018, President Trump took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment. It was administered by then-White House Physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, according to the New York Times:
Dr. Jackson said that despite expressions of concern, a cognitive test was not indicated for Mr. Trump and he had not planned to conduct one at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where the president underwent his annual physical on Friday.
Dr. Jackson said that Mr. Trump received a score of 30 out of 30 on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, a well-known test regularly used at Walter Reed and other hospitals.
“This has been the narrative for a while. He saw doing the physical as an opportunity to put some of that to rest,” Jackson said while discussing Trump’s results. “He actively asked me to include that in it, so we did.”
The Montreal Cognitive Assessment is copyrighted by Dr. Zaid Nasreddine, Neurologist at the MoCA Institute and Clinic in Canada.
But, despite Biden’s claims to have been regularly tested for his cognitive capability, as of now it is unclear, at best, if he was telling the truth–or, at worst ,if he was confused by the question from Fox Business Network’s Doug McKelway. His campaign could clear this up by actually releasing the results of a doctor-administered test, like the one Trump took and passed, but it is unclear whether Biden actually took such a test or if he was speaking off the cuff. He did claim he is excited to compete against Trump in this arena.
We as American voters have the right to know whether or not Biden really has taken these tests. We also have the right to know if he’s passed these tests if they have been administered and what those results might entail.
It’s fishy that the campaign is trying their best to avoid giving any details on this. Guess we’ll have to wait and see if any further developments happen.
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