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Reporters Want Answers on Biden’s Persistent Cough Which Consistently Interrupts Briefings



On Thursday, President Joe Biden’s persistent cough, which forced him to pause and clear his throat several times, has the public concerned. The noticeable coughing fit occurred during a speech about tax hikes. Soon after, reporters questioned White House press secretary Jen Psaki about Biden’s health.

NBC News reporter Kelly O’Donnell addressed the matter head-on. “Many of us were in the East Room watching the president, we’ve seen him on many occasions where he had a repeated cough. What is the situation with that cough and is it a concern?”

Psaki snapped back, “It’s not a concern.” She added, “We have a doctor who travels with him, obviously who checks in if it is ever warranted, and certainly that continues to be the case, as it has been since the beginning of his presidency.”

O’Donnell followed up, “Is there an explanation for why he coughs so frequently in situations like that?” Psaki again downplayed the concern, responding, “I don’t think it’s an issue of concern. I think there is a range of reasons why we may need to clear our throat or we may have a little light cold, and that’s certainly something that presidents, elected officials, reporters, spokespeople can confront.”

There is only so much longer the White House can ignore the pressing concern. Even #Bidencough became a popular social media hashtag. In Thursday’s same briefing, Psaki was asked about when Biden would receive a full physical examination, as his mental acuity has been called into question for years.

“I know this is an understandable question. I don’t have an update. He will get one soon. And when he does, we will make sure you all are aware of it and get the information,” Psaki condescendingly responded.

The New York Post reports the recent times Biden’s cough has been problematic:

After he coughed and was hoarse while speaking in December after the Electoral College confirmed his victory in the 2020 election, aides said he was suffering from a slight cold.

More recently, the president hacked at several points during a speech Monday in California in support of Gov. Gavin Newsom in the recall election, causing him to apologize and even pause to take a sip of water.

During the presidential campaign, his doctor, Kevin O’Connor, told the Wall Street Journal that Biden is fit to serve as president, but also noted that he is being treated for high cholesterol, acid reflux disease and seasonal allergies.

Acid reflux often forces him to clear his throat, O’Connor said.

“This may also contribute to occasional cough and sinus congestion,” O’Connor wrote in a medical statement. “He has received an endoscopy to rule out any more significant disease.”

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  1. Jordan

    September 17, 2021 at 9:33 am

    Biden is a disgusting mess and illegitimate.

    • Susan Ervin

      September 27, 2021 at 5:20 pm

      You’ve got that RIGHT GO TRUMP!!!!!!

  2. Str8pipe

    September 17, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    It’s for his earpiece communication, cough to repeat last line again.

    • Team Terrell

      September 17, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      ha ha that’s great 🙂

    • Susan Ervin

      September 27, 2021 at 5:18 pm

      You are Soooo right!!! Stall stall stall!!! IDIOT!!!!

  3. Tiffany Etheridge

    September 17, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    That’s what I was thinking I think it was all planned

  4. Stanley Merle Ingram Jr

    September 18, 2021 at 9:13 am

    There’s no such thing as a cough anymore we don’t have colds or calls in the democratic party that’s control on the American people it’s called The Covid virus

  5. David Rodriguez

    September 18, 2021 at 10:50 am

    He bit off more than he could chew

  6. Mike G

    February 15, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Psaki is the LIAR in Thief!!!! She is so far up Bidens Ass that all she she’s in there is Crap.. And she knows that. Her PRIMARY Job is her futile attempt to make Lyin Sleepy Senile Joe to look good which is a impossible task and she knows that. The entire American populus knows that so why LIE about it ???? Biden is a bonafie looser and just accept that. There is nothing this schmuck has doned in the last 40 plus years of sucking off the public nipple that means anything except is habitual LYING LYING LYING….We all know that. He should RESIGN TODAY or be IMPEACHED !!!!

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