Brilliant and pioneering neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, who served four years as President Donald Trump’s Housing and Urban Development secretary, is the latest healthcare expert to suggest President Joe Biden is not mentally fit enough to remain in his position.
In an interview with the Daily Caller, Carson said Biden’s increasing combativeness and refusal to take a cognitive test all indicate signs of worsening dementia, adding that Biden is refusing because he “is pretty sure the [records] won’t show what he wants them to show.”
“That’s so typical of people in early stages of decline, to become aggressive and very defensive about who they are. It tells you that they know a little bit about what’s going on. They don’t want you to know,” Carson said.
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Carson also indicated the myriad instances where the president appears to be unaware of his surroundings, confused, and his apparent lack of ability to “screen” what he says as concerning. He also pointed to the public moments where Biden interacts with women and children, sometimes family members, as signifying a “lack of inhibitions.”
“That’s so sad. I actually feel sorry for him, because it’s clear that he’s not in contact with what he wants to be able to say,” Carson said as he watched recent video clips of Biden, adding that the president’s lapses of racial sensitivity are “classic example of someone not having the ability to screen what he says.”
Carson also requested that Biden take a mental acuity exam because “there are a lot of people that are not satisfied with the amount of medical material that’s been released, particularly about his mental status.”
“We would be smart as a nation, quite frankly, to require an annual mental status examination for our leaders. I mean we’re talking about people who have their hand on the button,” Carson said.
He joins former White House physician and now Texas GOP representative Dr. Ronny Jackson in calling on Biden to take the exam.
And in July, more than 50 GOP lawmakers led by Jackson sent Biden a letter with the same request:
We again write to you to express concern with your current cognitive state and to urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately. We believe that, regardless of gender, age, or political party, all Presidents should follow the example set by former President Trump to document and demonstrate sound mental abilities.
While you underwent your annual physical exam on November 19, 2021, you either did not face a cognitive test or those results were withheld from the public. White House Physician Kevin O’Connor, D.O., attested to you being “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency” in a very superficial, and purely physical manner; however, we are worried about your mental abilities.
As you may remember, multiple Members of Congress joined together to send you a letter on this issue on two separate occasions since the start of this Congress. The first was in June of last year and the second was in February of this year, however, you have not replied to either of these letters.
Since then the American people have continued to lose faith in your ability to effectively and competently handle your duties as President of the United States.