President Joe Biden, 80, has been declared physically and mentally fit to run for re-election in 2024, according to a statement released by the White House physician on Thursday.
The report, which was based on a comprehensive physical exam and cognitive assessment, concluded that the President is in excellent health for his age and has no significant medical concerns. The physician noted that Biden’s blood pressure and cholesterol levels were well within normal ranges, and that he has been diligent in following a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
“President Biden is a model patient who takes his health seriously and follows medical advice,” said Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the White House physician. “I have no concerns about his ability to perform the duties of the presidency, and I anticipate that he will remain healthy and active in the years ahead.”
The news of Biden’s fitness for duty comes at a crucial time for the administration, as the President faces mounting challenges on multiple fronts, including a contentious mid-term election season and ongoing debates over infrastructure spending, immigration reform, and pandemic response efforts.
Despite these challenges, Biden has maintained a grueling schedule of public appearances, press briefings, and meetings with world leaders, often working late into the night and early morning hours. He has also remained active in his personal life, regularly playing golf and spending time with his family at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
The report also addressed concerns over the President’s cognitive health, with Dr. O’Connor noting that Biden had performed well on a battery of tests designed to assess memory, language skills, and problem-solving abilities. The physician noted that Biden’s performance was consistent with his age and education level, and that he had demonstrated no signs of cognitive decline or impairment.
The President has long been open about his struggles with stuttering, a speech disorder that he has worked to overcome throughout his life. In recent years, he has also spoken publicly about his experiences with grief and loss, including the death of his son Beau in 2015.
Despite these challenges, Biden has been widely praised for his empathy and compassion, as well as his ability to connect with voters from all walks of life. His focus on issues such as climate change, social justice, and healthcare reform have won him support from a broad coalition of progressives, while his emphasis on bipartisanship and unity has earned him praise from more moderate members of both parties.
As the President gears up for a potential re-election bid in 2024, he will face intense scrutiny over his health and fitness for office. However, with this latest report, he can rest assured that he has the full backing of his medical team, as well as the support of millions of Americans who believe in his leadership and vision for the country.
In a statement released by the White House, Biden thanked Dr. O’Connor and his medical team for their thorough evaluation, and pledged to continue working tirelessly on behalf of the American people.