The White House says Biden’s upcoming physical examination will not include a cognitive test – LSB

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President Biden will not take a cognitive test as part of his upcoming physical examination, the White House confirmed Monday.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, did not believe cognitive testing was necessary. She said O’Connor believes Biden proves his cognitive ability “every day.” [in] How he works and how he thinks.”

Reporters pressed Jean-Pierre on the issue because of a report last week by special counsel Robert Hoare that found Biden had significant memory problems.

“Does the White House believe that the idea of ​​the president taking a cognitive test as part of this physical exam is a legitimate idea?” one reporter asked.

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White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre speaks at a press conference

President Biden will not take a cognitive test as part of his upcoming physical examination, the White House confirmed Monday. (AFP/Evan Vucci)

“I’ll just say what Dr. O’Connor told me about a year ago [Biden’s physical] “Release him,” Jean-Pierre replied. “The president proves it every day [in] “How he works and how he thinks, through dealing with world leaders, through making tough decisions on behalf of the American people — whether that’s about homeland security or national security.”

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“That’s how Dr. O’Connor sees it, and that’s how I’ll leave it,” she added.

President Joe Biden

Reporters pressed Jean-Pierre about Biden’s health because of a report last week from special counsel Robert Hoare that found Biden had significant memory problems. (Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Jean-Pierre offered a more comprehensive defense of Biden when reporters continued to press her on the topic. She said she has known Biden for more than a decade and still finds him “sharp” and “in control.”

“When we have meetings with him and his staff, he is constantly pressuring us and trying to get more information, and that is my experience with this president,” she said.

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Biden’s age is a major concern among American voters, with 86% of them saying he is too old to serve a second term, according to an ABC poll. (Biden speaks at a rally in Virginia)

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Recent polls have found that Biden’s age is a major issue for a majority not only of Americans overall, but also for Democrats. An ABC/Ipsos poll conducted Sunday showed that 86% of Americans believe Biden is too old to serve another term, including 73% of Democrats.

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