ABC News Medical Correspondent Questions Biden Health Report

Dr. Jennifer Ashton appeared on the February 29 episode of The View, and pointed out what she saw as several discrepancies in President Biden’s annual physical exam. The President’s mental faculties and his ability to carry out his duty has been a concern for many people ahead of the election in November.

Ashton is not President Biden’s physician. That role is performed by Dr. Kevin O’Connor. But she did detail many things that seemed to be missing from his annual physical exam.

“We do what’s called a review of systems any time we do a physical exam on someone,” she said. “That includes not only just general neurologic evaluation, but a mental evaluation, a screening for depression or psychiatric illness, mental illness, anxiety — not in there. Cognitive exam — not in there.

She later went on to say that during a routine physical exam, several batteries of tests are included and that doctors administering exams have a protocol to follow. “If you’re a health care professional, you know what things have not been in there.”

Ashton is indeed correct in that there is nothing mentioned in the President’s medical summary that talks about his mental state. Any mention of mental exams of any kind is absent from the six-page overview of his health.

But White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre says that President Biden doesn’t need a cognitive test.

Link to Press Secretary statement on Biden physical exam

President Biden himself hit back at reporters who also questioned his mental capacity.

Interestingly enough, during that same press conference on February 9, Biden mistakenly referred to the President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, as the President of Mexico when discussing the Israel-Hamas war.

“I think as you know initially, the president of Mexico, Sisi, did not want to open up the gate to allow humanitarian material to get in.”

This was one of many missteps and gaffes by the Commander in Chief in just this year alone. There have been several times throughout his presidency where he has looked and sounded less than competent.

He referred to his political rival Donald Trump as the “sitting president” during a past speech, recalled speaking this year with several world leaders who are deceased, and has been caught reading out loud from a teleprompter.

But despite President Biden’s mental mishaps. Special Counsel Robert Hur, who was tasked with looking into the President’s handling of classified documents, decided not to charge the President for a very peculiar reason.

Post on X calling the President a “well-meaning old man with a bad memory.”

The jury is still out whether President Biden will be able to serve either the rest of his remaining term, or another four years if he wins reelection.