Democratic strategist Doug Schoen said that he would be "ignoring reality" if he did not acknowledge President Joe Biden's health concerns.
Schoen shared the remarks during an interview on Fox News on Thursday regarding the 2024 election.
Dem strategist Schoen can't ignore Biden's 'impairments'https://t.co/UgxO3EgT3h
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 31, 2023
“I’m one of those who has questions, yes. It has appeared to me, and I think to the majority of Democrats, that he is not as facile and engaged as he was at the start of his term," Schoen said.
"He polls best among Democrats, and I think he’s gonna try to stay in the race as long as he can, and as long as he is even with or ahead of Donald Trump there will be pressure on him to stay in the race. But I think I would be ignoring reality if I did not see, as I think most people do, some impairment," he added.
Biden gets a clean bill of health as he mulls a 2024 run — where his age is a concern https://t.co/K6Nlu76zXX
— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) February 16, 2023
"The president remains fit for duty, and fully executes all of his responsibilities without any exemptions or accommodations," the president's personal physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote in his report.
The report also noted several non-melanoma skin cancers removed before Biden's presidency.
"It is well-established that [Biden] did spend a good deal of time in the sun in his youth," O'Connor wrote. "He has had several localized non-melanoma skin cancers removed with Mohs surgery before he started his presidency."
2 in 3 concerned about Biden’s mental, physical health: survey https://t.co/W4Fm2hWBUs
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) June 25, 2023
"The NBC News poll found that 68 percent are concerned that Biden, 80, does not possess the 'necessary' mental and physical health to serve as president, with 55 percent saying they have 'major' concerns. By comparison, 32 percent said that they have minor or no concerns with Biden’s health," the Hill reported in June.
"Sixty percent of respondents also said they are concerned about Biden being reelected to serve another four years in the White House, including 46 percent who reported having 'major' concerns," it continued.
The contrast between the image portrayed by the White House about the president's health and the reality seen by most Americans are in conflict as Biden pursues another term.
The president is likely to face ongoing questions about his health as the election cycle continues as fears grown over whether he can finish another four years in the White House.