While reporting on former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent bloody eye incident, journalists found that the Democrats’ 2020 frontrunner hasn’t released his medical records in over a decade.
The Washington Examiner reported that Biden “hasn’t disclosed his medical history since 2008.” Amid ongoing questions about the 76-year-old’s health, the development has some pundits asking: What is Biden hiding?
“Not playing with a full deck”
Questions about Biden’s fitness for office have plagued the former VP’s campaign from the start. After all, Biden would be the oldest president to enter the White House in American history — if he wins.
Trying to fight off talk about his health has been made more difficult by Biden’s frequent verbal blunders, which led President Donald Trump to declare in August that the former vice president is “not playing with a full deck,” according to Fox News.
Sure, it was a harsh comment, but the frequency — not to mention the severity — of Biden’s gaffes are hard to ignore. Indeed, it’s hard to take a candidate seriously who bluntly stated that “poor kids” are just as smart as “white kids,” and who seems to think that Margaret Thatcher — who died in 2013, while Biden was vice president — is still the prime minister of Britain.
Biden later hit back at Trump, saying that we have “a president…who has become more and more unhinged.” But Biden’s attempt to deflect talk away from his health was undermined by his own body.
A history of health problems
While at a town hall on climate change hosted by CNN, Biden’s left eye filled with blood, according to the New York Post. Medical experts have since stated that the incident was likely caused by a simple, non-concerning burst blood vessel, but the news still refocused attention on Biden’s questionable health.
Indeed, Biden has a long medical history that includes a burst aneurysm almost killed him 30 years ago and, later, another aneurysm that was clipped just before it was about to burst.
Since then, it has been reported that Biden takes prescription drugs to lower his cholesterol and to treat an enlarged prostate, and that he had his gallbladder removed in 2003.
The Examiner also reported that “doctors found [Biden] had an irregular heartbeat” in 2008. But since then, Biden has kept his medical records closely guarded.
With all attention on his health, people are beginning to wonder what exactly could be contained in Biden’s records. If the former VP is the picture of health, showing his recent medical history would only be to his advantage.
Why so secretive, Joe?