During the 2020 presidential campaign, Barack Obama scolded Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), which was his own Administration’s physician and formerly Pres. Donald Trump’s also, after he criticized the mental health of then-candidate Joe Biden on Twitter.
“I’m disappointed by your nasty remark against Joe Biden on Twitter. It was very unprofessional and beneath the dignity of the office you held previously,” Obama wrote to Jackson in 2020 during the campaign.
“It was also inconsiderate to me and all the friends you had in the White House,” Obama added. “You were both the personal doctor to the United States President and an admiral in the US Navy. I expect more, and I hope you will demand more of yourself in the future after reflecting on this situation.”
President Obama called Dr. Jackson’s professional assessment “minutes” after the doctor advised Biden on Twitter that he should take a mental examination. “Remember when I gave Donald Trump his cognitive test? He passed with flying colors! Someone else may need to have their brain tested!! It sounds frightening!!” Biden’s latest cognitive blunder was retweeted by Dr. Jackson.
In contrast, the president’s insulting email to Jackson is at odds with the 2022 poll findings. Sixty-two percent feel Biden is not suitable to be president due to his advanced age. A majority of voters believe Biden is mentally unsound and question his mental ability. His mental and physical fitness are cause for concern among 59% of respondents.
“It was the last communication I had with my former boss,” says Jackson. “Now that Biden’s mental fitness is all anyone can talk about, it’s rather amusing,” he added in reference to recent polling.
“Biden’s cognitive shortcomings are on full display for the entire world to see,” he added.
“I was the first to declare that we have a major problem with this man’s cognitive deterioration, and he will not survive four years in office, as I’ve said before. I’ve always said there would be others who would speak up about it, and sadly, that has come to pass.”