Former White House physician Ronny Jackson speculated that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden “might need” cognitive testing.
“Remember the cognitive test I gave @realDonaldTrump?” Jackson tweeted on Tuesday. “The one he aced! Sounds like somebody else might need some testing done!! Scary!!”
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJackson4TX) February 25, 2020
Jackson, who served both former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump as White House physician from 2013 to 2018, was reacting to a video posted by GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel showing Biden announcing himself as “a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.”
“I’m here to ask you for your help where I come from you don’t get far unless you ask,” Biden told a South Carolina crowd on Monday. “My name’s Joe Biden: I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over …”
After Jackson’s famous 2018 hour-plus long briefing on President Donald Trump’s health, CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta accused the White House of skewing the president’s exam results and insisted he has heart disease. (RELATED: Trump On Biden: ‘Not The Brightest Light Bulb’)
Several months later, Jackson’s nomination to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was derailed after Democratic Montana Sen. Jon Tester released a document accusing him of over-prescribing medication, drinking on the job, and running a hostile work environment. Jackson has vehemently denied the claims and was later appointed to serve as President Trump’s chief medical advisor.
Jackson enters a long line of doctors and media personalities attempting to diagnose politicians, on both sides of the aisle, from afar.