Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) has fired back at former President Barack Obama’s criticisms.
Jackson served as the White House physician for the last three presidents, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
He ran for office in Texas as a Republican and won.
In Jackson’s memoir “Holding the Line: A Lifetime of Defending Democracy and American Values,” he claims Obama issued him a scathing rebuke after he said President Joe Biden needs a cognitive test.
He writes: “Biden was on TV again, making crazy statements and concerning mental gaffes; he didn’t know what state he was in or what office he was campaigning for.
“He apparently thought at one point that he was running for the Senate and later couldn’t remember what state he was campaigning in.
“This had been going on for months and was getting worse.
“Trump never made crazy statements like the ones Biden was making almost every day but these people were jumping up and down: ‘He’s not fit to be president; he needs a cognitive test!’”
Jackson says that after he called for Biden to get tested, he heard from Obama.
Jackson said on Twitter: “Remember the cognitive test that I gave @realDonaldTrump? The one he aced!
“Sounds like somebody else might need some testing done!! Scary!!”
Jackson says Obama sent him an angry email within 20 minutes.
“I have made a point of not commenting on your service in my successor’s administration and have always spoken highly of you both in public and in private,” Obama reportedly wrote to Jackson.
“You always served me and my family well, and I have considered you not only a fine doctor and service member but also a friend.
“That’s why I have to express my disappointment at the cheap shot you took at Joe Biden via Twitter.
“It was unprofessional and beneath the office that you once held.
“It was also disrespectful to me and the many friends you had in our administration.
“You were the personal physician to the President of the United States as well as an admiral in the U.S. Navy.
“I expect better, and I hope upon reflection that you will expect more of yourself in the future,” Obama told Jackson.
According to Fox News:
“Surprised and flustered by the email, Jackson ultimately chose not to respond.
“Jackson recalls considering whether to call the former president, but a friend of his, radio host and conservative commentator Dan Bongino, reminded him that Obama did nothing while Jackson was in the midst of a Senate confirmation fight to be Trump’s secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs.”
“So, upon reflection, I thought, ‘You know what? Screw that guy! I’m not doing it,’” Jackson recalled.
“I just walked away from it, which was the last time I had any contact with Obama.”
“It’s awfully ironic now, considering Biden’s mental fitness is all anyone, including the liberal media, can talk about,” Jackson told Fox News.
Jackson continued by issuing a warning about Democrat President Joe Biden:
“Let it be known, as the White House physician for the last three presidents, I was the first to say that we have a serious problem with this man’s cognitive demise, and he will not make it four years in office.
“I’ve always said there would come a point where it wouldn’t be just me talking about it, but his own party, and sadly, that has proven to be the case.
“Joe Biden’s cognitive failures are on full display for the whole world to see,” Jackson said.