Joe Biden Pledges ‘Complete’ Health Transparency If Elected President

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Gee, that wouldn’t be putting the cart before the horse. FACEPALM.

I call that the kidnapper effect. It’s a negative situation even if pursued in the proper order, but even being lured by candy with the incentive to get to know the stranger who’s stealing you is still a terrible idea with awful intent.

The Daily Wire reported:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has pledged that he will make information about his health publicly available and commit to “complete health transparency” — but only if he’s elected president.

See? Kidnapper effect. Thanks for the candy, I now know your name… but, hey, whoa, where are we going and where are my parents?

If you’re not on board with my kidnapper effect theory, how about expecting your paid leave benefits and company healthcare before you commit to 90 days of employment?

A job usually expects this standard to ensure what they’re investing in you as an employee is equally beneficial to them as an employer.

“Biden, who will be 78 in November, would be the oldest president in U.S. history,” Axios reported Monday. “The Trump campaign has sought to cast doubt on Biden’s mental faculties and physical fitness for office — attacks that the former vice president has frequently laughed off.”

Biden told CNN host Jake Tapper that he is in good health but would be “forthcoming” if he were to encounter any major health issues while serving in office.

“Yes. When it occurs, anything occurs — anything can happen,” Biden said.

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When? Not “if” but when. That’s reassuring. Perhaps I take the english language and the spoken word too literally but that verbiage definitely sounds like an existing condition. Of course this could be my over-speculative mind.

“I laid out my health records in more detail, pages, and pages of it when I became vice president. Everything, my entire background relating to my health,” Biden said, without noting that those records, collected between 2008 and 2016 are now outdated.

“And thank God I am in good health,” Biden added. “But here’s the deal. Anything can happen. I’ve become a great respecter of fate, a great respecter of fate. I’ve seen too much of it in my family related to accidents alone. I guarantee you, I will be totally transparent in terms of my health and all aspects of my health.”

An issue you currently have, as opposed to an unforeseen accident (because the word ‘accident’ in literal terms refers to the unknown and unintentional), are two totally separate things.

Then, it wouldn’t be a true Biden interview if he didn’t insult President Trump about physical attributes. I don’t know for sure, but Biden strikes me as that annoying jock who can’t un-flex when walking down the high school hallways.

Joe Biden referenced the time when Trump had to go to the Walter Reed Army Hospital in late fall of 2019, where Michael Schmidt speculated in his book that Trump’s visit was of serious nature and consisted of a series of “mini-strokes.” The White House denied these claims, stating that Trump was just doing his yearly physical prior to the approaching presidential campaign.

“And when it comes to Donald Trump versus me, just look at us. Who seems to be in shape? Who’s able to move around?” Biden asked.

Leave it to Biden to exaggerate and/or just blatantly get the details completely wrong. He’s talking as though Trump is wheeling himself around in a dang wheelchair.