Concerns within the Biden administration grow as they fear any potential slip or fall could impact the 2024 election.
Concerns Over Biden’s Health
- President Joe Biden’s team is apprehensive about potential falls and his public perception due to his balance and stiff gait.
- Reports indicate heightened attention to avoid any negative publicity related to his physical well-being, especially as the 2024 presidential election approaches.
- The White House has criticized media outlets for magnifying this concern, noting the president’s health has been transparently reported in the past.
Biden’s Medical Background
- White House physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, has suggested exercises targeting Biden’s balance and overall fitness.
- The president’s stiff walking style is attributed to significant spinal arthritis and mild post-fracture foot arthritis.
- A recent stumble at an Air Force Academy event has further intensified concerns about the public’s perception of his health.
Public Perception and Polls
- Age is a significant concern for voters, with some even from his own party questioning his potential reelection bid because of it.
- Physical therapy expert Professor James Gordon expressed unfamiliarity with the term “proprioceptive maintenance maneuvers” used in an official health report on Biden’s exercise regimen, as reported by Axios.
- A recent AP-NORC poll reveals that 77% of Americans believe Biden might be too old for a reelection bid, and Trump is perceived as more physically capable of serving a full term.