Doc says he’s noticed Biden’s cough too, president fit for office, just a bit stiff

Doc says he’s noticed Biden’s cough too, president fit for office, just a bit stiff


President Biden’s physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor says Biden is “fit to successfully execute the duties of the Presidency” despite a worsening cough caused by gastroesophageal reflux and a stiffer gait when he walks.

O’Connor released a six-page report Friday afternoon that didn’t reveal any more urgent reason for the physical, which featured a colonoscopy using anesthesia that required him to hand over presidential powers to Vice President Kamala Harris for 85 minutes.

Biden’s visit to the Walter Reed Medical Center near Washington wasn’t on his daily schedule and White House press secretary Jen Psaki pointedly declined to answer questions about when the appointment was made.

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But O’Connor said his primary goals were investigating Biden’s cough and his changing walk. The colonoscopy was “reassuring” and

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