Joe Biden turned 80 last weekend and is continuing to speak as if he plans to run for reelection in 2024. However, the White House failed to provide clear information this week about exactly when the president would be undergoing his annual physical as promised.
The oldest president to ever serve is “in good health and maintains an active lifestyle,” according to a statement by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday.
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Jean-Pierre was asked about the status of Biden’s expected annual physical, as his last one took place in November 2021. She would only repeat earlier promises that this year’s physical would occur “in the coming months and the results will be released in the same way that it was last year.”
After his physical examination last year, the White House released a letter written by Dr. Kevin O’Connor that described Biden as “fit for duty.” The report did note that Biden had been experiencing some difficulties with acid reflux and some issues regarding his “ambulatory gait.”
O’Connor noted that there had been some confusion about the scheduling of the annual physical.
The same doctor provided some written updates this year as Biden experienced a COVID-19 infection followed by a “rebound case” shortly thereafter.
Biden reportedly said during a private conversation last month with Al Sharpton that he is definitely going to run for reelection in 2024. Biden also made Sharpton one of the first people he told of his plan to run for president in 2020.
Jean-Pierre was also asked if Biden would take the physical and release the findings to the public before he makes a definite announcement about running for president again. She only said she could not provide a “timeline” before going on to say that it would take place “in the next couple of months.”
In July, Biden’s handlers hastily terminated a livestream camera feed when a reporter attempted to ask a question of the president about his health status.