Former White House doctor Ronny Jackson, who served in both the Obama and Trump administrations as well as that of former President George W. Bush, said that President Joe Biden is "not fit to be our president right now" amid the escalating war crisis in Europe.
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Jackson, now a Republican U.S. representative from Texas, said during a Wednesday interview with Fox News Digital that Biden's deteriorating mental state is making the United States look weak in a time of what some people say could result in global war.
“The whole country is seeing his mental cognitive issues on display for over a year now, and there’s really no question in most people’s minds that there’s something going on with him, that he’s not cognitively the same as he used to be and, in my mind, not fit to be our president right now,” Jackson said. “Every time he gets up and talks to the American people, it’s not just the American people that are watching him speak, it’s the whole world, and that’s part of what the problem is here."
Jackson added, "He looks tired, he looks weak, he looks confused, he’s incoherent, and it sends a message of weakness all over the world, and they’re seizing up on that."
Jackson — who is now calling for the president to undergo cognitive testing — pointed out that his recurring "gaffes" and "missteps," which were formerly chalked up to Biden's sometimes bumbling personality, are increasing in both intensity and frequency and warned that something more nefarious might be afoot beyond just stumbles and mumbles.
“He’s got 40 years of tape, you can go back and look at this man, so it’s not like we don’t have anything to compare it to,” Jackson said. “You can go back and look, he’s always made gaffes, he’s always made missteps, but never like this. This is something different. These aren’t gaffes. ... This is something much more serious.”
White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates told Fox News Digital that Jackson's remarks were nothing but politcs.
"I honestly don’t care about Ronny Jackson’s ‘Look at me’ routine," Bates told the outlet via email. "But if y’all get any mail from Nick Riviera please don’t be a stranger."
Bates in his head-scratching statement was apparently referring to "Simpsons" character Dr. Nick Rivera — or Dr. Nick — who the outlet described as a "quack medical doctor with shady credentials."