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Friday, November 19, 2021

It was a question that plagued Joe Biden's presidential campaign: Could a 77-year-old man -- who at age 78 would be the oldest person ever to assume the presidency -- handle the rigors of the job? Candidate Biden acknowledged it was legitimate for Americans to question his fitness for office. "The only thing I can say is watch. Watch! Check my energy level, determine whether I know what I'm talking about," he told voters during the 2020 campaign. Now, on Friday, nearly a year into his term, Biden was getting his first physical as president at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. It comes the day before he turns 79.


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iden waved to reporters as he arrived at the hospital.

The White House revealed that for some of the exam he will be under general anesthesia and briefly transfer power to Vice President Kamala Harris.

"This morning, the President will travel to Walter Reed Medical Center for a routine physical. While he is there, the President will undergo a routine colonoscopy, " press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.

"As was the case when President George W. Bush had the same procedure in 2002 and 2007, and following the process set out in the Constitution, President Biden will transfer power to the Vice President for the brief period of time when he is under anesthesia. The Vice President will work from her office in the West Wing during this time," she said.

Psaki added that, later Friday afternoon, the White House will publicly release a written summary of the president's physical.


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Good to see a President being candid about his health and the medical procedures he undergoes.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-19 11:24 AM | Reply

Does Joe get to dictate his own medical report like Lewzer?

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-11-19 11:27 AM | Reply

questions Biden's fitness from the comfort of their mobility scooter


#3 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2021-11-19 11:47 AM | Reply

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