WATCH: KJP Gets Grilled During Chaotic Press Conference: ‘On The Verge Of Tears’


During Monday’s intense press briefing, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced heated scrutiny from leading journalists over repeated visits by a renowned Parkinson’s disease specialist to the White House. Amidst escalating pressure and questions that dug deep into the reasons behind these visits, Jean-Pierre staunchly refused to disclose any detailed reasons or confirm who was consulted by the specialist, claiming that Joe Biden does not have Parkinson’s disease and is not under any related medication.

The press briefing saw Jean-Pierre repeatedly dodging questions from seasoned reporters such as CBS’s Ed O’Keefe, NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, and the Associated Press’s Zeke Miller. The journalists pressed for clarity and transparency regarding the frequent visits documented in the White House logs from July 2023 through March of this year. Despite their efforts, Jean-Pierre maintained a tight-lipped stance, leading to an atmosphere charged with dissatisfaction among the press corps.

The White House Press Secretary claimed that the president’s routine physical examinations include consultations with various specialists, including neurologists, which are standard protocol. However, her repeated refusal to confirm the names of the specialists or provide specifics about the visits only fueled more speculation and distrust among the reporters present.

Jean-Pierre cited “security reasons” and the need to maintain privacy as the primary reasons for withholding specific details, a move that did little to quell the rising concerns and questions from the media. “I am telling you right now that I am not sharing confirming names from here,” Jean-Pierre said. “It is a security reason. It doesn’t matter how hard you push me. It doesn’t matter how angry you get with me. I’m not going to confirm a name.”


The scenario at the briefing room was also marked by a moment after where Jean-Pierre, visibly overwhelmed by the aggressive questioning, seemed to be on the verge of tears, RNC Research noted on X. “To say that I’m holding information or allude to anything else is not unfair,” she said. “It’s really, really unfair. I think people who are watching and have been watching this briefing for this past week could say that we are doing our best in this briefing to provide the information that we have.”

“I will admit, I will be the first one to admit, sometimes I get it wrong.” She finished, “but I do take offense to what was just happening at the beginning of this briefing. But I do take offense to what was just happening at the beginning of this briefing. It’s not okay.”


According to a report by The New York Times, Dr. Kevin Cannard, a Parkinson’s disease specialist from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center made eight trips to the White House over the last eight months. From last summer through this spring, the visits included at least one meeting with Biden’s physician, as shown by official visitor logs.

When asked about the visit, White House spokesperson Andrew Bates stated, “A wide variety of specialists from the Walter Reed system visit the White House complex to treat the thousands of military personnel who work on the grounds.”

It remains uncertain if the purpose of Dr. Cannard’s visits to the White House was to consult about the president specifically or for other unrelated reasons. Speculation about Biden’s health, particularly concerns about Parkinson’s disease, has increased following his challenging debate performance against former President Donald Trump in late June.

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