Sputnik News.com ————– by Daria Bedenko ———– Fri., June 18, 2021
Joe Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, claimed that he took a cognitive test at “Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors” and “aced” it. During his 2020 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly urged his rival to take the test and present the results, as a way of suggesting that Biden was unfit for office.
Several GOP representatives, led by a former White House doctor, Ronny Jackson, penned a letter to US President Joe Biden, asking the latter to take a cognitive test to “follow the precedent set by former President Trump to document and demostrate sound mental abilities”.
“The American people should have absolute confidence in their President,” the letter reads. “They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties of Head of State and Commander in Chief. They deserve full transparency on the mental capabilities of their highest elected leader.”
The signatories claimed in the letter that Biden’s “mental decline and forgetfulness have become more apparent over the past eighteen months”, listing several gaffes that the president has dropped recently, particularly pointing at situations in which Biden appeared to have trouble remembering the name of his Defense Secretary or failed to recite the first line of the Declaration of Independence in March 2020.