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White House spars with reporters on Parkinson’s specialist visits for Biden

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President Joe Biden.
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The White House sparred with reporters on July 8 over a Parkinson’s specialist visiting the constructing eight occasions in eight months, as mirrored within the guests’ log.


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“I am feeling a little miffed around here about how information has been shared with the press corps by him,” a reporter requested White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre throughout her each day information convention.

The White House guests’ log means that Parkinson’s specialist Dr. Kevin Cannard visited the constructing eight occasions in eight months.

The reporters needed to know if President Joe Biden was seen by the Parkinson’s specialist.

“It does not matter how hard you push me, it does not matter how angry you get with me, I am not going to confirm a name. It does not matter if it is even in the log. I am not going to do that from here. What I can share with you is that the President has seen a neurologist for his physical three times,” Ms. Jean-Pierre advised the reporters.

“It is more than what the last guy shared and it is in line with what George W. Bush did. It is in line with what (Barack) Obama did. And so it is comprehensive. It is out there….

“I’m not going to devolve any person’s title or affirm somebody. I’m not going to do this. That is— as a privateness for that particular person. I’m not going to do this. It doesn’t matter how arduous you push me. It doesn’t matter how indignant you get with me from right here. I’m simply not going to do this. It is inappropriate and it’s not acceptable, so I’m not going to do it,” Ms. Jean-Pierre said.

Mr. Biden, she said, has seen a neurologist three times.

“No findings, which might be in line with any cerebellar or different central neurological issues equivalent to stroke, a number of sclerosis, Parkinson’s or ascending lateral sclerosis that’s coming from February,” she added.

“That is what the medical unit, the President’s physician shared and I shared, I stated to you it has occurred thrice every time. There is a bodily that happens and we put out a complete report, that’s when he has been in a position to see— to see a specialist. So that’s what I can share,” Ms. Jean-Pierre stated.

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