White House Evasive when Asked Why Biden Keeps Coughing Through Speeches

Joe Biden Coughing Fit in Speech for Newsom

White House press secretary Jen Psaki refused to say Thursday why President Joe Biden struggled with a heavy cough during recent speeches.

“It’s not a concern,” Psaki replied, when asked about the cough.

On Thursday, Biden struggled to get through a speech on the economy at the White House, coughing several times as he tried to speak. Biden also struggled to get through a ten minute campaign speech in support of Gov. Gavin Newsom during a trip to California.

Psaki responded to questions about Biden’s cough by reminding reporters that the president routinely traveled with a doctor.

When asked about why Biden was struggling with a cough, Psaki remained evasive.

“I think there are 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,” she said. “But it’s not an area where we have a medical concern.”


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