President Joe Biden has never been the picture of health. However, lately, there have been concerning symptoms — what could they mean?
Biden continues to cough through speeches as the White House continues to downplay the problem, Breitbart reported. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters it was “allergies,” but the president isn’t looking well.
“He’s doing great. He’s got some allergies,” Psaki threw out to reporters as she left the briefing room. A reporter asked about it Friday after Biden made two appearances where he wiped his nose and coughed throughout his remarks with his voice sounding raspy.
Biden wipes his nose in the middle of his speech – also exhibiting a cough and raspy voice pic.twitter.com/NCogoBacC8
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 8, 2021
This is not the first time the elderly president has found himself congested while speaking publicly. At a rally for embattled California Gov. Gavin Newsom last month, Biden had throat issues that cropped up and again while making a speech going after the “super-wealthy.”
Psaki was asked about this issue around the same time by NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell, the New York Post reported. “Many of us were in the East Room watching the president. We’ve seen him on many occasions where he has a repeated cough. What is the situation with that cough? And is that a concern?” she asked.
“It’s not a concern,” Psaki told the veteran journalist. “We have a doctor who travels with him, obviously, who checks in if there is — it is ever warranted. And certainly, that continues to be the case, as it has been since the beginning of his presidency,” she claimed.
Still, the president has yet to release any results from a presidential physical. The administration sidestepped this issue in May stating that Biden would have his checkup “later this year” and share the results with the American people, The Hill reported. With a little more than two months left in the calendar year, there has yet to be any news.
Between the coughing fits, the garbled language, and the occasional falls, there are major questions about the president’s physical fitness. It seems it will be a race to the finish line as to whether Biden can make it through his entire term as president.