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Trump Endlessly Boasting About The Memory Question On The Cognitive Test He Took Is Something To Behold

Trump Endlessly Boasting About The Memory Question On The Cognitive Test He Took Is Something To Behold
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With election forecasts painting an increasingly grim picture of President Donald Trump's reelection chances, the Trump campaign is mobilizing to portray Democratic nominee Joe Biden as cognitively impaired.

To contrast himself to Biden, Trump has frequently claims he passed a cognitive test administered by Dr. Ronny Jackson called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment.

The subject came up in Trump's chaotic interview with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, where Trump insisted that the last five questions of the test were extremely difficult. Wallace disagreed.

The topic emerged yet again in another Fox News interview between Trump and Fox's medical correspondent, Dr. Marc Siegel.

Trump said that the memory questions were the hardest, then he proceeded to list random words.

Watch below.

The President relayed the memory test:

"It's like, you will go, 'person, woman, man, camera, TV," so they say, 'Could you repeat that?' So I said, 'Yeah. So it's person, woman, man, camera, TV.'...10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes later, they say 'Remember the first question?'—not the first but the tenth question—'Give us that again, can you do that again?' And you go, 'Person, woman, man, camera, TV.' If you get it in order, you get extra points.

He continued:

"They said, 'Nobody gets it in order.' It's actually not that easy, but for me it was easy. And that's not an easy question."
"In other words, they give you five names and you have to repeat them, and that's okay. If you repeat them out of order, it's okay, but it's not as good."
"But then when you go back about 20-25 minutes later, and they say...'Go back to that question and repeat them. Can you do it?,' and you go, 'Person, woman, man, camera, TV,' they say, 'That's amazing, how did you do that?'"
"I do it because I have, like, a good memory. Because I'm cognitively there."

The President went on to challenge Biden to take the test.

Trump was aiming to put his cognitive abilities on display.

According to the internet, that tactic didn't work.

"Person, woman, man, camera, TV" quickly lit the internet on fire.

Doctors have stressed that the test Trump took doesn't determine intelligence. A perfect score indicates only baseline normal cognitive abilities.