Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) is facing widespread backlash this week after taking to Twitter to attack Joe Biden’s health after the president stumbled while climbing the stairs to Air Force One.
Jackson had previously worked under the Trump administration and infamously referred to Donald Trump’s physical and mental health as “excellent.”
Jackson, who had also been accused of harassing staffers and abusing alcohol on the job, claimed Biden was hiding an illness and was not capable of performing his duties after the president stumbled on a stairway while boarding Air Force One.
“I served as White House physician under THREE Presidents,” Jackson tweeted. “I’ve seen what it takes physically AND mentally to do the job. I can tell you right now that the way Biden is hiding from the public is a MAJOR red flag. Something’s not right!”
I served as White House physician under THREE Presidents. I’ve seen what it takes physically AND mentally to do the job. I can tell you right now that the way Biden is hiding from the public is a MAJOR red flag. Something’s not right!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) March 21, 2021
Below are a series of replies to the former White House physician:
The healthiest person you ever met?! pic.twitter.com/B8kxCqWvTT
— KlSham (@LKsham22) March 21, 2021
You lied about trumps health the whole time your licence should be revoked and never allow to practice again
— Edin Mehinovic (@edinsevarac) March 21, 2021
Ronnie, as a Doctor, your credibility to correctly diagnose a person’s mental and physical heath became irrelevant and laughable when u publicly said The former guy was in great shape, etc!
— Paula J Wilkins (@PaulaJWilkins2) March 21, 2021
Chill out Ronnie. Have a drink. It's 5 o'clock somewhere.
— Roberto Cazador (@OutsideMid) March 21, 2021
You're not his physician and it's unethical for you to offer any kind of diagnosis.
— Ellen Clair Lamb (@ECLamb) March 21, 2021
Look, you have zero credibility when you claimed Trump fit and healthy.
— Padme (@padme51) March 21, 2021
You were blitzed out on pills and booze the entire time
— Devin Nunes's Achilles Heel (@NunesHeel) March 21, 2021
This man is lying for retweets. He lies because he can, because he knows he won't be held to account. No one in the GOP will condemn him for such disgusting lies. His supporters will believe his lies, and he doesn't care that he's lying to them. What he's doing is wrong.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 21, 2021
PRESIDENT Biden literally flew to Atlanta yesterday, met with Asian community leaders, toured the CDC & gave a televised address along with Vice President Harris. I believe your tweet would be classified as a "LIE".
— Mark Abbott (@MarkAbbott16) March 21, 2021
Is this the same Ronny Jackson who used to write ridiculous fawning North Korean style medical reports filled with lies on dear leader’s health? Loll
— Michelle Lamb (@Michell17512161) March 21, 2021
When one watches actual news channels: CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, one knows that Biden isn’t “hiding”. He is out, available daily. It’s a narrative that Fox News is developing so they have something sinister to talk about.
— LisaHK (@LisaHK111) March 21, 2021
He doesn't understand the word or follow the rules of Ethics. I have worked with world famous physicians in my life at JHH and I can honestly state this man should be ashamed of the way he carries himself.
— Donna Lynn (@Donlyn1213) March 22, 2021