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Sen. Ted Cruz dropped a bombshell about President Joe Biden during a conservative event last week that got some laughs but also likely got a lot of people to start thinking about the country’s direction and future.
The Texas Republican, speaking at Turning Point USA’s annual AmericaFest event, Biden’s aides have begun to adopt new precautions for when the commander-in-chief travels.
“Listen, we have a president of the United States (whose) team carries extra pairs of pants with him when he travels in case he has poopy pants,” Cruz said, as noted in a viral clip posted online.
“Big and stinky if true,” conservative influencer Collin Rugg said in an X post containing the clip.
According to The Western Journal, however, that was only half of Cruz’s statement.
“I want you to pause and think how the enemies of America are feeling,” the senator continued, setting up a punchline for a joke: “Eh, depends.”
A growing number of Americans have been increasingly concerned about Biden’s apparent cognitive decline throughout his presidency. And last month, a former White House physician said it’s only “going to get worse” from this point on.
Dr. Ronny Jackson, who is now a GOP congressman from Texas, has regularly sounded the alarm bell regarding Biden’s obvious decline in mental capacity and did so again this week as it becomes more apparent that the president is struggling more.
“(The decline is) happening quickly,” Jackson told “Sunday Morning Futures” guest host Sean Duffy, Fox News reported.
“Like you said, I’ve taken care of three presidents… so I know firsthand what it takes to be the commander-in-chief and the head of state. It’s a grueling job, both mentally and physically. This man can’t do the job. He’s proven to us every single day that he can’t do the job, but this is going to get worse,” Jackson continued.
Jackson served as a physician under the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations.
“It’s just unbelievable how much he’s degenerated just during his time in office. We cannot afford to have this man in office for the remainder of this term and then (for) another four years after that. He’s already putting us at great risk right now,” Jackson continued, noting the big change he has seen in Biden since he began running for president in 2019.
Biden just turned 81.
Jackson went on to list a number of concerns he has for the direction of the country, including a potential new war overseas, the ongoing migrant crisis at the southwestern border, the economy, and other issues.
“(Look at) the wars that we’re getting drawn into. Things that wouldn’t happen if Donald Trump were there because our enemies don’t fear us anymore. They have no respect for us anymore and our adversaries don’t trust us anymore, and it’s because we don’t have the leadership in the White House that we need,” he told Duffy.
“It’s because this man, even if he wanted to, he cannot provide that leadership. He is not physically and cognitively fit for office anymore, and somebody in his inner circle needs to step up to the plate and make him aware of this, and he needs to move on for the safety and security of this country,” Jackson continued.
After Biden fell on stage during the Air Force Academy commencement over the summer, Jackson expressed additional concerns that the president is no longer up for the job.
“I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but I’m just going to say it again: This man’s not fit mentally or physically to be our president,” Jackson said during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
“It’s just a bad situation for us,” he continued. “Part of the job of the president of the United States is to inspire confidence and to project power. And he’s not doing that. He can’t do that. He’s too old to do that.”