There are many things Trump does not seem to understand, and how to stop when he’s already behind is definitely one of them. After taking a cognitive function test at Walter Reed Medical Center in November, 2019, which he claimed was part of a routine physical although the test is not part of any common physical exam, he said that he aced the test and that doctors had told him that it was “an unbelievable thing – very rarely do people do what you just did.” That statement is now coming back to bite him less than four months before the November 2020 presidential election.
If Trump found questions on this test difficult, what does that say about his fitness to serve? https://t.co/odlqPaZsRY
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 19, 2020
On Sunday, Trump was interviewed by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, who pushed the president on his statements about that cognitive test, saying that he took one and the questions are exceedingly simple. Trump argued, saying that the last five questions were “very hard.”
Posting a copy of the test online, The Lincoln Project demonstrated why the last five questions shouldn’t be hard for a current president of the United States and that, if they were hard, perhaps he shouldn’t be president at all.
The first of the last five questions deals with language and asks the respondent to repeat two sentences back to the questioner. The second asks a question about making connections, such as the connection between a banana and an orange (fruits), between a train and a bicycle (modes of transportation), and between a watch and a ruler (measures, numbers). The third asks the respondent to listen to five words and be able to repeat them back, the fourth asks that the respondent be able to associate other words with those five words (under “daisy,” for example, a connection should be made between it and the category of “flower”), and the final question, the last of those five very hard questions, asks the respondent to state what day it is and where they are.
A president who struggles with those questions and considers them “very hard” is entirely unfit to be president.
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