Former White House Physician Ronny Jackson, now a Republican House member from Texas, called on Democrats to fulfill previous demands to test the cognitive ability of the president and give Joe Biden the same cognitive test that former President Donald Trump took while in office.
Trump took the Montreal Cognitive Assessment a year into his presidency, and he passed it at the time. It is not an IQ test, but is designed to measure memory impairment and cognitive decline.
“The far left and the mainstream media were demanding that be the new standard for anybody who’s going to lead our country and be our Commander-in-Chief and our head of state,” Jackson said in an interview with Fox News on Saturday. “I’m just saying I agree with them at this point — we need to get it done.”
Biden’s team said he would get a physical by the end of this year, which is sooner than previous presidents, who have gotten theirs at the beginning of year two in office.
But his team did not say whether a cognitive assessment would be part of the exam, as Jackson pointed out. “You don’t need to be a physician to look at this behavior and see there’s something concerning happening,” he added.
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