Trump says doctors were “very surprised” when he “passed” the cognitive test


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Donald Trump admitted that his doctors were “very surprised” when he “passed” a cognitive test at the Walter Reed Hospital to prove his intelligence.

“In fact, I took one very recently when, you know, the radical left said, ‘Is it all there? Is it all there? I proved that I was there because I got there, “Trump told Sean Hannity of Fox News in a telephone interview on Thursday. “I passed the test. ”

He added, “I took him to the Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors and they were very surprised. They said, “It is an incredible thing. Nobody rarely does what you just did. “

The president did not tell the Fox News host when or what type of cognitive test he had in the hospital.

In 2018, Mr. Trump’s best doctor released the results of Mr. Trump’s Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA), in which he obtained a perfect score. This assessment, usually administered to the elderly, tests the ability of patients to identify images of animals, perform word recalls and other cognitive functions.

During his interview with Mr. Hannity, the president said that the Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden could not pass a cognitive test.

While the two could become the longest-serving president elected in November, 74-year-old Trump continued to attack 77-year-old Biden, who admitted to being “constantly tested” last week.

The president’s comments come amid criticism of the two septuagenarians, who have put their cognitive skills to the test.

On Thursday evening, Mr. Trump alleged that Mr. Biden had not been tested “because he could not get one”.

“He didn’t mean that because he didn’t take any kind of cognitive tests because he couldn’t get one,” added Mr. Trump.

The interview continued with Mr. Trump, further pushing his competitor to also perform a cognitive test to prove his own mental stability.

« [Mr Biden] should pass the same test, “he said.

The Democrat, who was asked whether or not he had undergone a “cognitive decline” test, said last week that he could “barely wait to compare my cognitive ability to the cognitive ability of the man against which I run “.

The president went on Twitter to brag that Mr. Biden could not “have” the same MOCA administered to the president on request in 2018.

Trump 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale also taunted Biden and wrote, “He just said he was” tested “and” constantly tested “. What were the results? Why is it constantly tested? “


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