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Dr. Ronny Jackson, New Texas Congressman, Says Joe Biden Should Have Cognitive Test Like Trump Did

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Dr. Ronny Jackson, the incoming Texas congressman and former White House physician to President Trump, called out the left for failing to demand a rigorous cognitive screening for President-elect Joe Biden, saying “there’s something going on” with the Democrat’s mental acuity.

Jackson, in Washington for congressional orientation, recalled to Fox News this week the intense pressure he faced to administer a cognitive test to Trump as pundits and mental health professionals openly speculated that the commander-in-chief could have early-stage dementia or a decline in mental health.

Trump scored a perfect 30 out of 30 during the cognitive test as part of his annual physical and Jackson announced the results in 2018 at a White House press conference, where he also famously quipped that Trump might “live to be 200 years old.”

Now Jackson, a retired Rear Admiral in the U. S. Navy, is raising the alarm about the “huge double standard” of the press for not demanding the same type of screening for Biden, who would be 78 at the inauguration.

“Nobody from the press is saying … he should be evaluated for his cognitive ability or lack thereof,” Jackson told Fox News. “And so I just thought it was a huge double standard with regards to President Trump and Biden. … If they want to be consistent, they should be jumping up and down right and demanding that Vice President Biden get a cognitive test done.”

Jackson, who served as a White House doctor under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, too, mentioned moments on the campaign trail where Biden said he was running for Senate or seemed to confuse his location.

“I think there’s something going on there. I honestly do, and I’m not making a diagnosis. He’s not my patient. I never took care of him in the White House,” Jackson said. “I’ve never examined him. But I was around him a lot … He’s always made a few gaffes here and there. But this is different.”

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