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One of Biden’s ‘closest friends’ wants him to take a ‘complete neurological exam,’ president’s biographer reveals

President Biden’s biographer revealed Tuesday that one of the commander-in-chief’s “closest friends” thinks he should have a “complete neurological exam” and publicly release the results.

Chris Whipple, author of the 2023 biography “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House,” told CNN’s Abby Phillip on Monday night about the startling plan pitched by one of Biden’s pals to fight back growing worries over the president’s cognitive decline.

Chris Whipple is the author of the 2023 biography “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House.” Getty Images for East Hampton Library

“I will tell you that one of the president’s closest friends thinks that Joe Biden should go up to Walter Reed, have a complete neurological exam, release the results, and let the chips fall,” Whipple said.

“Now, I don’t think that friend has said this out loud to Joe Biden because that’s a hard thing even for a close friend to tell him, but I don’t think he’s going there without a major push,” the biographer added. 

Whipple stressed that the friend and others in Biden’s inner circle believe the president is “fine cognitively,” but were concerned due to his poor debate performance against Donald Trump and the fallout it has brought.?

Whipple revealed that one of Biden’s “closest friends” thinks he should have a “complete neurological exam” and publicly release the results. Yuri Gripas/UPI/Shutterstock

Since the debate two weeks ago, Biden, 81, has faced mounting calls from top Democratic representatives to step down over fears that his age will cost the party the 2024 election. 

Whipple claimed the fears appear to be unfounded, but noted that the White House has only perpetuated those concerns by allegedly keeping Biden isolated and planning all his moves.?

The biographer, who also revealed that he only had contact with the president via written questions, summed up Biden’s White House as the most “scripted White House in modern history.”  

On Saturday, a?Philadelphia radio host?revealed?that the Biden campaign fed her questions?before the octogenarian commander-in-chief appeared on her show.?

Andrea Lawful-Sanders, host of “The Source” on WURD, said she got a list of eight questions directly from the Biden campaign in advance for the interview with the embattled Biden last Wednesday.

“The questions were sent to me for approval; I approved of them,” Lawful-Sanders revealed to Victor Blackwell, host of CNN’s “First of All.”

Biden then carefully stuck to teleprompters Tuesday in a speech kicking off NATO’s annual summit.

The elderly president’s age and cognitive abilities have become the focus of his bid for re-election, with many calling on him to step down.?

Whipple told CNN’s Abby Phillip about the plan pitched by one of Biden’s pals to fight back growing worries on the president’s cognitive decline. CNN

The Biden team has been in full damage control mode since the June 27 debate, scheduling several interviews with major outlets in an attempt to combat the negative press — but even some of those interviewers are not convinced.?

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, who recently interviewed Biden about the debate flop, admitted Tuesday that he does not believe the president can serve out a second term. 

“I don’t think he can serve four more years,” the “Good Morning America” co-host told a passerby in a video?recorded by TMZ.?

Stephanopoulos later said he regretted the candid response.?

Despite the backlash, Biden has repeatedly said he has no plans to step away from the presidential race, touting himself as Democrats’ best hope of beating Trump in November.???

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