White House press secretary Jen Psaki committed Monday to release a "comprehensive" report on President Joe Biden's health in the "near future" amid growing public concern.
"Absolutely," Psaki said in response to a reporter's question at the White House daily press briefing. "I don't have a timeline but absolutely we will do that, and I'll check and see when he is due to go back to the doctor."
The White House has also been quick to deny Biden, 78, suffers from any serious health challenges.
The last time public details of Biden's health were released to the public, Dr. Kevin O'Connor of The George Washington University released a 3-page medical summary of Biden's health, nearly a year and a half ago, at the request of his patient, in which he described Biden as a "healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency to include those as chief executive, head of state and commander in chief."
During the recent presidential campaign, then President Donald Trump often called Joe Biden "sleepy," and last year Trump frequently accused Biden of being in mental decline. Trump told Newsmax TV last week, "there's something going on" with Biden and, "you wonder whether or not all of the things that he's signing, whether or not he understands what he's signing."
Due to recent events, many are also concerned.
Biden, as recent as this month, called Vice President Kamala Harris "President Harris" — repeating a gaffe he has made before. Biden previously declared himself a "gaffe machine" admitting his own tendency to make verbal mistakes.
But some of the same 1987 garrulousness that caused him problems even 3 decades ago is still prompting concern. Notwithstanding all efforts made to exert control, Biden's White House aides have had to repeatedly correct various statements he made during his first two months in office.
Biden also fractured his foot in November while playing with his dog Major at his home in Delaware. Biden spokespeople initially said he was playing with the German shepherd, but the then-president-elect later divulged he tripped on a rug while tugging the animal's tail after a shower.
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