A new medical report on President Biden confirms he’s been experiencing more coughing lately, and he walks a little more stiffly than a short time ago, but his physician says he’s “fit” to be president.
However, the lengthy medical report on Biden does not mention his mental ability, which remains a huge concern for Americans.
In fact, a Politico-Morning Consult poll just days ago found that half of Americans disagreed with the statement, “Joe Biden is in good health,” and those who do not believe he is “mentally fit” outnumber 48%-46% those who believe he is mentally fit.
Kevin C. O’Connor, the physician to the president, issued the report after an exam on Friday that said, “President Biden remains a healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency, to include those as chief executive, head of state, and commander in chief.”
Biden turned 79 the next day.
The New York Post said the results “didn’t reveal any urgent reason for Biden’s physical earlier in the day. A colonoscopy using anesthesia required Biden to hand over presidential powers to Vice President Kamala Harris for 85 minutes.”
O’Connor said there was nothing of concern revealed in the colonoscopy. And the Post report pointed out Biden’s cough “has attracted significant attention this year — forcing [spokeswoman Jen] Psaki to frequently answer questions about whether Biden,