President Joe Biden is showing indications of dementia, according to neurosurgeon and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, who based his preliminary judgment on video of the president’s speech.
Despite polls showing that many of Americans are concerned about Biden’s mental health, he has repeatedly declined to publicly undergo a mental acuity test.
54 House Republicans have since called on Biden to take a cognitive test, and suggested that all presidents should follow the example of former President Donald Trump and reveal the results.
Carson believes Biden’s resistance to undergo a mental acuity test is an indication of cognitive impairment.
“That’s so typical of people in early stages of decline, to become aggressive and very defensive about who they are. It tells you that they know a little bit about what’s going on. They don’t want you to know,” Carson said.
“That’s so sad. I actually feel sorry for him, because it’s clear that he’s not in contact with what he wants to be able to say,” he continued.
Other symptoms of concern include Biden appearing to be unaware of his surroundings, disoriented, and unable to “filter” what he says, according to Carson.