After former President Donald Trump claimed anyone who runs for the White House "should agree to take a full [and] complete Mental Competency Test" his son Donald Trump Jr. echoed the call.
Trump Jr. added his father "did this himself when he was President and he would have no problem doing it again."
Trump Jr. proceeded to yet again push the conspiracy theory President Joe Biden is not mentally fit for office, which has become a favorite in conservative circles.
In reference to Biden, Trump Jr. said he doesn't think "we can say the same about the current occupant of the White House!"
You can see Trump Jr.'s tweet and Trump's message below.
However, Trump Jr.'s critics were quick to note his father didn’t take a “mental competency test" as he claimed.
Trump has previously been criticized for bragging about acing an intelligence test that was actually an assessment to check for cognitive impairment and at one point declared he'd taken the test to prove he is more intelligent than “radical left maniacs.”
In fact, the "intelligence test" Trump bragged about was actually a Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), a widely used screening assessment for detecting cognitive impairment.
MoCA was designed to assess different cognitive domains, including attention and concentration, executive functions, memory, language, visuoconstructional skills, conceptual thinking, calculations, and orientation.
The assessment's questions are simple and ask test subjects to demonstrate if they can remember five words. Cohen stressed that it is unimpressive that Trump can remember five words—namely “person, woman, man, camera, TV”—as Trump demonstrated at one point on live television.
Trump's claim was also criticized by his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen—who once suggested the fact Trump had him write numerous letters to different schools in an effort to conceal his transcripts and scores on standardized tests is proof enough his cognitive abilities are nowhere near what he has publicly claimed.
Trump Jr.'s claim was swiftly mocked online.
Trump has in the past boasted his doctors were stunned by his ability to recall the words he had to utter as part of the cognitive assessment.
During a Fox News interview in 2020, Trump claimed the test gets “very hard" and his doctors were very impressed with his ability to remember the words in order—so much so they told him in the middle of the test.
Trump said the experience is proof he has "a good memory" and he's "cognitively there.”