In a petulantly partisan upbraiding, former President Barack Obama blistered his own former White House physician for having the temerity to notice that President Joe Biden’s apparent cognitive decline is beginning to negatively effect his presidential performance.
Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, has a unique perspective on what physical and mental demands are required of the nation’s chief executive. He served as White House physician under the administrations of Obama and former presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump.
After watching the 79-year-old Biden stumble and mumble his way through a speech earlier this year, Jackson criticized the president’s performance.
“That was embarrassing,” he tweeted. “There is something so obviously wrong with Biden’s cognitive fitness it was hard to watch. He should NOT remain President for another SECOND. We deserve better – MUCH better.”
That valid criticism didn’t sit right with Jackson’s former White House patient. For expressing his medical opinion, Jackson said he received a “scathing” email from Obama, reported the Daily Wire.
“He just tore me up,” Jackson said. “It was unbelievable.”
Or maybe not so unbelievable; Obama, after all, has a long history of a penchant for petulance, not uncommon for a thin-skinned narcissist who demands undying fealty from his underlings, even his former doctor.
“When an individual of almost limitless self-regard doesn’t get his way,” noted Commentary, “when a man who was dubbed by his aides as the ‘Black Jesus’ during the 2008 campaign encounters resistance rather than compliance—he is not likely to handle it well.”
That hasn’t changed over the years, as evidenced by Obama’s reaction to his former physician.
“An entire page about how disappointed he was in me and how it’s beneath me as a physician and beneath me as an officer in the military to be attacking Joe Biden like this,” the doctor explained. “And it was a betrayal of the trust that he and his administration put in me and he was so disappointed in me and yada, yada.”