UPDATED 12:51 PM PT – Sunday, July 4, 2021
Former White House physician and GOP Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) has called on Democrats to come through on their previous demands for a president to take a cognitive assessment.
In an interview on Saturday, Jackson said during the Trump-era the far-left and mainstream media were demanding tests as the new standard for anybody who’s going to lead our country. He also pointed out the Biden White House has yet to say if the Democrat will take a cognitive test as part of his health screening later this year.
When I was President Trump’s White House physician, the media ATTACKED him because they falsely claimed the cognitive exam he ACED was “too easy.” Well, if it’s SO EASY like the media said, why won’t Biden take the same test and release the results? Cognitively impaired! pic.twitter.com/OrNjtxbib2
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) June 30, 2021
The Republican explained the test is not to evaluate IQ, rather it is a standard test for age-related issues including dementia and cognitive decline.
“We all know people who are 100-years old, who basically are as sharp as a tack, and we know people who are in their mid-60’s that have some cognitive difficulties…and I think he’s on that end of the spectrum,” said Jackson.
He alleged “something concerning” is happening regarding Joe Biden’s health, claiming he appears to be confused more often now than earlier in his career.