Perhaps 2020 contender Joe Biden should not be challenging folks to push-up contests any more.
According to Obama’s former long-time doctor, Dr. David Scheiner Biden is “not a healthy guy” and “has a lot of issues.” In 1988, Biden had two brain aneurysms, the first was very serious and nearly killed him.
Former Vice President Joe Biden got into a tense exchange with a man during a campaign stop in Iowa Thursday that included the Democratic Presidential candidate challenging him to do push-ups alongside him https://t.co/3iyYJZd4v5 pic.twitter.com/k8pRwL0AK7
— TIME (@TIME) December 5, 2019
Many have noticed Biden frequently has brain lapses while speaking, often struggling to find the right words to say and has gotten the city he is in wrong multiple times while on the campaign trail.
“He’s not a healthy guy,” Dr. David Scheiner, who was Obama’s personal physician for 22 years before he became president, concluded after reading the records. “He’s not in bad shape for his age, but I wouldn’t say he’s in outstanding health. Could I guarantee he won’t have issues for the next four years? He has a lot of issues that are just sort of sitting there.”
A three-page letter from Biden’s physician concluded the former vice president is a “healthy, vigorous, 77-year-old” that is fit to be president. But the letter also revealed Biden receives treatment for an irregular heartbeat and high cholesterol and that he deals with acid reflux and seasonal allergies. It noted his already known history of aneurysms and that he took blood thinners.
The details from the letter made Scheiner, 81, concerned about Biden’s potential for strokes, and he said he would want to see results from an MRI or CT scan. Because Biden also used to have sleep apnea before getting surgery on his sinus and nasal passages, Scheiner said he would also like to review the results of a sleep study.
The report doesn’t mention an MRI despite the fact that Biden had two brain aneurysms in 1988, the first of which almost killed him. Earlier this year, the Washington Examiner interviewed Biden’s former surgeon, who vouched the 2020 front-runner was in the clear.