Former White House physician and current Texan Republican congressman Ronny Jackson reacted to stunning reports that Joe Biden had a cancerous lesion removed earlier this year while speaking on Fox News.
Breitbart provided a transcription of the exchange.
“Congressman, I want to ask you your thoughts from your medical background,” “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo began in the segment. “Unfortunately, President Biden had a cancerous lesion removed from the president’s chest last month. The doctor said that this is a common form. The lesion tested positive for carcinoma, but he’s OK,”
“But I wonder about the conversation about his capacity. You have been talking about the president’s cognitive abilities being a national security risk. Tell us more,” the Fox host added, leading to the reply.
“Well, look, Maria, I will start by saying that Biden is the cancer,” the congressman replied, before immediately slicing through the reports and focusing on the real issue. “He’s what needs to be removed, not the — not the lesion they found.
“But this is just another effort from his physician and from his medical team to distract,” he continued. “They’re going to talk about this. They gave us a bunch of useless information about his cholesterol and the stuff that no one cares about. All we care about in this country with regards to President Biden, 80 years old, who’s got some obvious cognitive issues, is a cognitive assessment of some sort. We want something on the record to prove to us that he’s cognitively capable of doing this job.”
Jackson wasn’t done, as he continued hammering Biden on his mental acuity before reminding viewers that the rest of the world went from respecting the United States to now seeing us as a “laughingstock” in just two years.
“And it’s almost a moot point at this stage because we all know he’s not,” he added. “And the worrisome thing, Maria, is that our adversaries and our allies overseas know that as well. I was at the Munich security summit a couple of weeks ago, and I was astonished that I heard people from other countries mocking him and making fun of him.”
“We are literally a laughingstock of the rest of the world right now. And this is a dangerous time for us to not have influence and respect overseas and not have a strong commander-in-chief and head of state,” he warned.
“We have got powder kegs all over the place. We have got the Russia-Ukraine thing going on. We got China-Taiwan. We have North Korea. We have Iran.”
“There’s a lot of big issues that could potentially drag us into some big conflicts, even a world war,” Jackson went on. “And this is the man that’s leading, so — or failing to lead. But it’s a dangerous situation. It’s a big national security risk. You have to have somebody that’s in this role that’s 100%. And there’s no way this man is even close to 100 percent. We will be lucky if this man is 50% right now of his cognitive ability that he needs to have to be our commander-in-chief.
Finishing his thoughts, Jackson concluded that the entire Biden presidency was and is one huge mistake. “And so I think that the Democrats made a big mistake making him their nominee. And, unfortunately, now he’s our president, and we’re having to deal with it.”
Joe Biden has declared his intentions to seek the nomination again in 2024, though it remains to be seen how the primaries will play out over the next year and a half.
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