Joe Biden has been coughing and slurring after speaking recently.
Questions are now being raised about the president’s health.
I don’t think there is anything to worry about, says White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
After several speeches in which President Biden coughed, cleared his throat and appeared to have noticeable difficulty getting words out, it culminated during a speech on the economy on Thursday.
Then he was forced to stop several times and gather before continuing.
Reporters at the White House who follow Joe Biden He went so far this time that press secretary Jen Psaki had to answer questions about the president’s health, He writes for the New York Post.
– Many of us have seen the boss, and we have seen him many times with a frequent cough. What is the problem of coughing and is it a cause for concern? NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell asked.
– Psaki replied that this is not a concern, and said that Biden has a doctor traveling with him and will alert if this is warranted.
Is there an explanation why he coughs so often in such situations, said O’Donnell, who was not satisfied with the first answer.
– I don’t think there is anything to worry about. I think there are a number of reasons why we need to clear our throats or we might catch a little cold. And it’s certainly something that presidents, other elected politicians, journalists, or spokespersons can experience, says Jen Psaki.
Speculation is increasing
She was also asked when the 78-year-old Biden would have her next medical exam.
– It’s an understandable question. I don’t have new information. He’ll do it soon and when that happens, we’ll talk about it and provide information on the outcome, says Psaki.
Speculation about President Biden’s health gained momentum on Monday as he struggled to get a speech to California Governor Gavin Newsom. Then he stopped several times and coughed so hard that he apologized and drank water.
During the presidential campaign, Biden’s doctor, Kevin O’Connor, said the candidate, who had high cholesterol, was the gastroesophageal candidate. Reflux disease and allergy.
The doctor said that the disease, which causes heartburn among other things, means that he often has to clear his throat.
At the time, former President Donald Trump, Joe Biden’s health was a perennial problem to which he returned. He liked to paint his opponent as cognitive decline, that he was confused and barely knowing where he was.
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