Did Biden REALLY Get a Full Health Exam? Not Everyone Thinks So

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On Thursday, President Biden’s latest physical exam determined that he is “healthy” and “vigorous.” However, many are skeptical of the president’s cognitive health and worry that the White House is being selective with the information they are offering.

During a recent segment with Fox News Digital, Dr. Janette Nesheiwat – a family and emergency medical professional and Fox News contributor – questioned the results of the medical examination and Biden’s performance on the “mini mental status exam.”

She went on to say that she would like to know how Biden scored, because while physical health is very important, so is mental and emotional health. She added that, as the President, he has a very demanding job, and it is necessary to ensure that he is fully capable – not only physically, but also mentally and emotionally – of handling the work he needs to do.

Due to his age, Biden’s mental capacity has been a hot topic of debate ever since he took office. Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Wednesday even went as far as to suggest that all politicians over the age of 75 should be subjected to regular mandatory cognitive testing to ensure they are mentally fit to hold office.

Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” this past Thursday and questioned how the results of the physical were reached if Biden did not undergo a thorough panel of neurological and cognitive tests like, for example, an MRI. Dr. Siegel also speculated that a “stiff gait […] is sometimes a sign of cognitive problems.”

Biden’s doctors have noted that Biden’s stiff gait is most likely “peripheral neuropathy” – that is, loss of sensation in one’s feet. However, none of the neurological test results currently available show an impairment that would cause cognitive decline or loss of motor control.