Former White House physician and current Texas congressman, Rep. Ronny Jackson, praised Donald Trump’s health, emphasizing his excellent cardiac stress test results and cognitive abilities. He stated, “He was in the top 10% of everyone his age.” Jackson even joked that with better eating habits, Trump could live to be 200 due to his “incredibly good genes.”
This evaluation comes in light of President Joe Biden’s recent medical exam, which declared him fit for office. The health of these leaders has become a significant topic, with discussions about mandatory mental competency tests for politicians over 75.
The question of whether a president should undergo cognitive testing is complex, involving ethical and political considerations. Medical assessments can identify potential impairments, but they don’t solely determine a leader’s fitness for office. The ability to give long speeches isn’t the only measure of suitability.