Biden gets yearly physical, with physical fitness for workplace an election concern

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Biden gets annual physical, with fitness for office an election issue

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U.S. President Joe Biden leaves the White House in Washington, D.C., for the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his regular yearly physical onFeb 28, 2024.

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President Joe Biden got to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wednesday early morning for his yearly physical, with an official summary of his outcomes anticipated later on in the afternoon.

While the physical is a regular assessment, this year, it might assist strengthen– or weaken– the 81- year-old incumbent’s case that he is physically and psychologically efficient in serving another 4 years in the White House.

The Democrat has actually weathered unrelenting attacks about his age and physical fitness from his political challengers, specifically Republican governmental front-runner Donald Trump, who will turn 78 in June.

After in 2015’s physical, White House doctorDr Kevin O’Connor stated Biden “remains a healthy, vigorous, 80-year-old male, who is fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency.”

Despite their nearness in age, surveys reveal citizens are less worried about Trump’s physical fitness than Biden’s.

Earlier in February, a Department of Justice unique counsel examining Biden over his handling of categorized files explained the president in a report as an “elderly man with a poor memory.”

Biden madly pressed back on that report, acknowledging his age however stating, “I know what the hell I’m doing.”

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