Here’s what happened…
President Biden’s 81st birthday has sparked increased discussions about his age and declining cognitive abilities, concerns echoed by Texas Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson, a former White House doctor.
Jackson, who served under the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations, expressed his worries on “Sunday Morning Futures,” emphasizing the rapid nature of the decline. Having cared for three presidents, he asserted that the role of commander-in-chief is mentally and physically demanding, and in his opinion, Biden is incapable of fulfilling the responsibilities. Jackson has previously called for a cognitive test for Biden or his withdrawal from the 2024 race.
Reflecting on Biden’s candidacy before the 2020 election, Jackson noted the noticeable deterioration during his time in office, endorsing Donald Trump for a 2024 rematch. He insisted that the current state of the president poses a risk to the nation and expressed concern over Biden serving the remainder of his term and potentially another four years.
Simultaneously, younger voters perceive Biden as “out of touch,” contributing to a decline in support among Gen Z voters, a crucial demographic for Democrats. Recent polls, such as one by NBC News, indicate Trump leading Biden by four percentage points among registered voters aged 18 to 34.
While speculation swirls around potential replacements, with names like California Gov. Gavin Newsom and former First Lady Michelle Obama mentioned, the future Democratic nominee remains uncertain.
During his conversation with Duffy, Jackson outlined several concerns about the country’s direction, citing issues at the southern border, international tensions, and economic challenges. He emphasized that under Biden’s leadership, the U.S. has lost the respect of enemies, eroding its standing on the global stage. Jackson urged someone in Biden’s inner circle to address his fitness for office, stressing the need for a change to ensure the safety and security of the nation.