Sunday, July 19, 2020 | 2 a.m.
Are you a “very stable genius” like President Donald Trump?
Find out today by taking this cognitive test, which has been administered to Trump. Trump bragged last week to Fox News host Sean Hannity that he “aced” the exam and claimed that doctors told him, “That’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anyone do what you just did.”
Boy, sounds like some rigorous exam, right? Well … we’ll let you decide.
Although it was unclear exactly what test he was referring to during his live phone interview with Hannity, it’s known that Trump was given the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, shown below, in 2018. Trump said he took the test “very recently” but didn’t specify.
The exam is a tool for assessing people for dementia, and is designed to take 10 to 12 minutes to complete. A perfect score is 30 points, and a score of 26 or higher is considered normal. When Trump took it in 2018, the White House claimed he requested it.
Trump talked up his performance when Hannity asked a question about Joe Biden, with the president saying he didn’t think Biden could pass the exam.
“I aced the test. … He should take the same exact test, a very standard test.”
To that, Biden said he undergoes regular cognitive testing and could “hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”
As for Trump, the White House has been silent on questions from the interview. Was he talking about the 2018 test? If not, when and why did he undergo another one?
Keeping in mind that the test was created to detect serious impairment and not to gauge intellect, who was questioning his cognitive capacity other than the media and his political opponents?
All we know about that last question is that presidential physician Ronny Jackson claimed Trump requested the 2018 test. But Jackson also made the ridiculous claim that Trump, who is noticeably overweight and has a terrible diet heavy on fast food and ice cream, was in “excellent” health. So take that claim for what it’s worth.
At any rate, here’s the test so you can play along at home. For best results, fill out the top portion (with the images of a cube, animals, etc.) and have someone ask you the rest of the questions.
As you take it, remember this: Our president is so simpleminded that he’s proud of his results and brags about the test. At least he didn’t pay someone else to take it for him.
Good luck on the test. Although you probably won’t need it.