President Biden will receive his physical on Feb. 16 after the White House said the checkup would be completed by the end of January.
On Jan. 20, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked when the president would receive his physical and she promised a report by the end of January.
“He will have one before the — by the time the end of this month is out,” Pierre said.
However, that report never came out and Biden’s physical was scheduled for February.
According to the New York Post, an official from the Biden administration said that the delay “was just a matter of scheduling around what has been a busy and evolving travel schedule in recent weeks.”
KJP: Joe Biden's physical will happen on February 16th
She also says that the reason for the delay "was literally a matter of scheduling." pic.twitter.com/4Vyh5fhcEa
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) February 1, 2023
Furthermore, there has much controversy over the president’s mental acuity. To date, Biden has not received a cognitive exam and has shown no interest in obtaining one.
Joe Biden is the oldest U.S. president in history and his cognitive ability seems to dwindle every time he speaks.
In September 2022, the president gave a speech in which he seemed to call for deceased Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), who was killed in a car crash.
“Are you here? Where’s Jackie?” Biden asked during a nutrition event in Washington, D.C.
Biden’s most recent physical was in November 2021 which featured a colonoscopy using anesthesia that required handing presidential powers to Vice President Kamala Harris for 85 minutes.
In 2021, White House physician Kevin O’Connor released a report of Biden’s physical which said that the president “remains a healthy, vigorous, 78-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the presidency.”
However, O’Connor took note of Biden’s frequency and severity of “throat clearing” and coughing during speaking engagements.
“A combination of significant spinal arthritis, post-fracture ‘limp and compensation’ and a mild sensory peripheral neuropathy of the feet are the explanation for the subtle gait changes which I was investigating,” O’Connor wrote.
O’Connor was never allowed to brief reporters or answer questions regarding the president’s health.
Moreover, former President Donald Trump looks to have a rematch with President Biden in 2024.
Unlike Biden, Trump allowed his then-physician Dr. Ronny Jackson to answer questions from reporters for nearly an hour in 2018.
Jackson joked that Trump might live to be “200 years old” if he had a better diet.
Biden’s cognitive issues continue to evolve & worsen. There’s NO DOUBT it's being covered up by the White House. Biden's upcoming physical better have a legitimate & objective cognitive exam. Trump did it, he should too! If anything's wrong with Biden, you DESERVE to know! pic.twitter.com/1xWmp7oUHx
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) February 1, 2023
The White House’ delay in releasing Biden’s physicals has arisen questions as to whether the administration is hiding the truth about his health.
Biden has announced his intention to seek a 2024 re-election campaign and if elected would be 86 years old by the end of his second term.