Joe Biden has replaced President Trump’s doctor in the White House. This unusual move goes against past practices. Hmmm… why would Biden do this?
Joe Biden is replacing the President’s doctor in the White House. Hot Air reports:
The position of White House physician is not normally one in the spotlight. We don’t live in normal times, though, so the replacement of Dr. Sean Conley, the White House physician during the Trump administration with President Biden’s choice is news. Biden is bringing in his personal physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor.
O’Connor is no stranger to working in the White House. He was Biden’s physician throughout the Obama administration and continued to count Joe Biden as a patient after Biden left the White House. Dr. O’Connor recently treated Biden when he fractured his ankle chasing his dog. The reason this is a story today is that the personnel change is being used to dunk on Trump. Because, of course.
It is unusual that an incoming president brings in a new doctor. Most White House physicians serve more than one presidential administration, as a matter of fact. But during the Trump administration, Dr. Ronny Jackson, who joined the White House Medical Unit in the mid-2000s under George W. Bush, and served as Physician to the President from 2013 to 2018 under Barack Obama and Donald Trump, became a lightning rod for partisan attacks. Trump nominated Jackson to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs to succeed David Shulkin. The long knives came out for a man who was highly respected by White House employees in three administrations because of this nomination, led by Democrat Senator Jon Tester. Suddenly Dr. Jackson became Dr. Feel-Good, a man inclined to over-generously hand out pills. It was a disgraceful partisan attack on Jackson. Jackson is now a member of the House, representing his home district in Texas.
Doctor Jackson was removed in part due to remarks made by VP Pence’s doctor, Dr. Jennifer Pena, who raised questions about Jackson in the White House:
Pena had raised concerns about Jackson, who had been tapped by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, involving his medical treatment of Pence’s wife, Karen, last fall, officials told NBC News. Pena had reported the concerns to Pence’s chief of staff who took the issues to Trump chief of staff John Kelly.
Dr. Pena was apparently not Biden’s White House doctor.
It’s rumored that Biden is bringing into the White House his own doctor due to suspected cognitive challenges Biden may be having. Many believed Biden lost much of his cognitive abilities last year.
Perhaps Biden’s doctor, O’Connor, will protect Biden from incidents where he talks about his hairy legs. O’Connor is Biden’s long-time physician.