Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson, now a member of Congress, famously administered a cognitive test to President Trump a few years back when Democrats concocted claims that his capacities were diminished.
He passed with flying colors.
Jackson, since then, several times has suggested that Joe Biden should take the same test, given Biden's gaffes, stumbles, blunders, vacant looks, and inability sometimes even to complete a sentence.
Jackson says now, however, his opinion is changing, in that he no longer believes that test is as needed as it once may have been.
"I still believe that needs to happen, but the reality is I don't even think it's to the point where he needs a test anymore," Jackson said.
He comments came shortly after Biden claimed al-Qaida no longer is in Afghanistan, which has been taken over by terrorists on Biden's decision to withdraw American troops.
"I think he's proven to the entire country right now that he has issues and these issues are impacting our safety and our national security," Jackson said.
Jackson, R-Texas, made the comments in an interview with Just the News.
He said, at this point, such a test would only "confirm what everybody in this country already knows is that he doesn't have the competency and the cognitive ability to be our commander-in-chief."
He charged that Biden's "issues" are contributing to a worsening of the situation in Afghanistan, where both Americans and Afghanis were killed on Thursday in a terrorist's apparent suicide bombing.
Jackson said of Biden, "He needs to step down and let somebody who can do it, do it."
The retired U.S. Navy rear admiral described as "comical" Biden's al-Qaida claim.
For one thing, he pointed out, that contradicts reports from the United Nations and the U.S. intelligence community.
Jackson, a member of the House Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, was the first chief medical adviser to the president of the United States.
Jackson, just days ago, said a resignation was due.
At that time, according to a report in the Daily Wire, Jackson said, "We're looking horrible right now on the world stage, this is an absolute national embarrassment. And instead of being out in front of this and talking about what's going on, and what went wrong, and what the plan was, and what we're gonna do next, Biden's just been in hiding again, as he always has."
Jackson now represents Texas’s 13th Congressional District. He previously served as White House physician for both President Obama and President Trump.
"Biden, once again, has failed us. He’s embarrassed as internationally,” Jackson said then. “And you know, honestly, it is time for him to leave. I’ve been saying this for a long time. I’ve been saying that he’s not, he’s not cognitively prepared to be our president. And this is just another example of his failure. And I think a lot of this is relevant to his cognitive ability. But he’s, he’s created a national security disaster for this country right now. And it’s time for him to move on and somebody else needs to do this job. He is not fit to be our commander in chief. It’s time for him to resign."
Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who was Obama’s White House doctor, says that Biden needs to resign because he is no longer “cognitively prepared to be our president.” pic.twitter.com/QNwmeXkFhU
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Biden's verbal stumbles and blunders long have been viewed as simple "gaffes." For example, he once told a disabled supporter to "stand up" so the crowd could see him. And he said the only defense that is needed is a double-barreled shotgun, with which people could fire two warning shots. The problem with that is that firing two shots means the gun is unloaded and the person holding it defenseless.
In the Oval Office, however, the blunders have increasingly become situations where he simply stumbles over words, fails to complete sentences and even interrupts himself to change direction mid-statement.
After he unleashed a car crash interview about Afghanistan just last week, his schedulers canceled all events at which he could face questions.
In that interview he dismissed as old news the horrific images of people falling from airplanes in flight as something that happened "four or five days" ago – when it actually was two.
See an excerpt of the ABC interview:
Biden insisted "there was no consensus" about a Taliban takeover.
"If you go back and look at the intelligence reports, they said that it's more likely to be sometime by the end of the year. The idea that the Tal -- and then it goes further on, even as late as August. I think you're gonna see -- the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and others speaking about this later today," he said.
When Stephanopoulos noted that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said such a disaster was predicted, Biden's response was, "What – what did he say was predicted?"
So what failed, Mr. President? Stephanopoulos asked.
"Look, I don't think it was a fa -- look, it was a simple choice, George. When the -- when the Taliban -- let me back -- put it another way. When you had the government of Afghanistan, the leader of that government get in a plane and taking off and going to another country, when you saw the significant collapse of the ta-- of the-- Afghan troops we had trained -- up to 300,000 of them just leaving their equipment and taking off, that was -- you know, I'm not-- this -- that -- that's what happened."
He claimed there was no "good" time to leave.
"No one can name for me a time when this would end. And what-- wha-- wha-- what-- what constitutes defeat of the Taliban? What constitutes defeat? Would we have left then? Let's say they surrender like before. OK. Do we leave then? Do you think anybody-- the same people who think we should stay would've said, 'No, good time to go'? We spent over $1 trillion, George, 20 years. There was no good time to leave."