As Joe Biden continues to make preparations to enter the White House in January, there are plenty of Americans out there who are concerned about the septuagenarian’s health and fitness for office.
This sort of speculation isn’t anything new, however. We have long been worried about just how healthy our leaders are, thanks to the disingenuous attempts by other politicians to hide or distort their own maladies. FDR may have been one of the first to trick us in such a way, but the tradition has continued right through at least 2016, when Hillary Clinton’s campaign was unwilling to recognize the oft-demonstrated concerns over the former Secretary of State’s behavior out on the campaign trail.
Now, in 2020, we find ourselves concerned about the age of Joe Biden, and what affect the years have had on his health. The latest news from Delaware has reiterated these worries.
President-elect Joe Biden fractured his right foot while playing with one of his dogs, an injury discovered in a scan Sunday and that will likely require him to wear a boot for several weeks, his doctor said.
Biden suffered the injury on Saturday and visited an orthopedist in Newark, Delaware, on Sunday afternoon, his office said.
“Initial x-rays did not show any obvious fracture,” but medical staff ordered a more detailed CT scan, his doctor, Kevin O’Connor, said in a statement. The subsequent scan found tiny fractures of two small bones in the middle of his right foot, O’Connor said.
“It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks,” O’Connor said.
Joe Biden will be the oldest president ever inaugurated in the United States at 78 years old, should Donald Trump’s legal challenges to the election fail.
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