Former Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly still assembling his dream team of cabinet members that he hopes will assist him if he is inaugurated on Jan. 20, but it appears as if many conservatives fear and nightmare might be in the works instead.
Though many on the right have stuck to their guns and believe that President Donald Trump is still the rightful winner of the Nov. 3 election, all throughout the campaign, leading up to one of the most contentious elections in recent memory, there was an intense disenfranchisement with a party that would put forward an aging and seemingly fading candidate like Biden, and his recent medical reports have confirmed the need for that hesitation.
Biden’s backup, his main woman, his potential replacement in case of decapacitation is, of course, Kamala Harris, a left-wing, feminist ultra-progressive and ethically compromised personification of what social-justice and loose morals can get a woman in today’s world. She also happens to be young (for politicians, at least) and in great health.
While many of the 2020 presidential candidates were advanced in age, Biden seemed to be feeling some of the harshest effects (with the notable exception of Sen. Bernie Sanders who seemed to himself constantly feel the “Bern” of something). In addition to the numerous political reasons to oppose the former vice president, the idea that he could be nothing more than a 78-year-old Trojan horse left an exceptionally bad taste in the mouth of voters who believe they should be electing the president, not the figurehead.
Many concerns were confirmed over the weekend when reports came out that Biden has already been put under the care of a specialist after hurting himself while playing with one of his dogs.
“On Saturday, Nov. 28, President-elect Biden slipped while playing with his dog Major, and twisted his ankle,” Biden’s office said in a statement that is generously referring to Biden as “President-elect.”
“Out of an abundance of caution, he will be examined this afternoon by an orthopedist, the campaign went on. Biden “visited an orthopedist at Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists in Newark, Delaware, for an examination Sunday afternoon,” the Hartford Courant reported.
“Reporters covering the president-elect were not afforded the opportunity to see Biden enter the doctor’s office, despite multiple requests.”
Biden, who is set to be the oldest president in United States history has “sustained a sprain of his right foot” according to Dr. Kevin O’Connor who released a statement about Biden’s injury.
“Initial X-rays are reassuring that there is no obvious fracture and he will be getting an additional CT for more detailed imaging,” O’Connor continued.
O’Connor, who has been Biden’s physician since 2009 reported on the former vice president last year, saying that “Biden is being treated for non-valvular atrial fibrillation, or AFib — an irregular heartbeat that O’Connor said Biden experiences no symptoms of. He takes Crestor to lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, as well as Eliquis to prevent blood clots, Nexium for acid reflux, and Allegra and a nasal spray for seasonal allergies,” according to a CNN report on his medical issues.
The doctor also referenced another significant medical event which happened in 1988 when he suffered a brain aneurysm, according to CNN. A second aneurysm was discovered during surgery and treated. During the same hospitalization Biden, who was serving in the Senate at the time, suffered deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism.
In addition to multiple surgeries for smaller issues such as sports injuries and his gallbladder, he has had several non-melanoma skin cancer lesions surgically removed and had sinus and nasal surgeries.
“He takes three common prescription medications and two common over-the-counter medications,” O’Connor added in the report from last year. “He has no known medical allergies. He does not use any tobacco products, does not drink alcohol at all, and he works out at least five days a week.”
According to The New York Times, the Biden family is planning to get a cat.