The internet is roasting Donald Trump after he bragged about acing a "very hard" cognitive test during a Fox News interview this weekend.
In the combative interview on
Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace pointed out that it's "not the hardest test." Trump insisted that while the test starts out very easy--it asks the taker to identify an elephant and a rhinoceros, for example--the last five questions are stumpers.
Problem is, the test is readily available on the internet, and the last five questions are... well...
When Wallace pointed out the simplicity of the test, Trump insisted that that was media fabrication.
"It's all misrepresentation. Because, yes, the first few questions are easy, but I'll bet you couldn't even answer the last five questions. I'll bet you couldn't, they get very hard, the last five questions."
The last five questions ask the test taker the month, year, day of the week, place in which they're taking the test, and the city they're in.
The discussion of the test came on the heels of Wallace informing Trump that recent polling respondents rated Joe Biden more mentally fit for the presidency. This includes FoxNews's own polling, in which Biden beat Trump by a four-point margin.
As Wallace put it:
"In the Fox poll, they asked people, who is more competent? Who's got—whose mind is sounder? Biden beats you in that."
Trump responded by challenging Biden to pass the test he "aced."
"Well, I'll tell you what, let's take a test. Let's take a test right now. Let's go down, Joe and I will take a test. Let him take the same test that I took... I'll guarantee you that Joe Biden could not answer those questions."
Naturally, people on Twitter had lots to say about Trump's bizarre claim.
@mkraju The cognitive test is basically a first grade work sheet. https://t.co/RBY5Rre8XV— marla singer (@marla singer)1595166592.0
@mkraju @SpiroAgnewGhost The pitiful part of Trump claiming the test is hard, is that Trump truly believes the test… https://t.co/ijf3eNbX7u— Mick Dougherty (@Mick Dougherty)1595168412.0
@ProjectLincoln Well to his credit..the first 30 questions are animal pictures and second grade math..but the last… https://t.co/ts1Euowe2g— James cornwell (@James cornwell)1595182788.0
@JuliaDavisNews 1. That he talks about this test is embarrassing 2. That he insists he ACED it is absurd 2. That he… https://t.co/Zi3R4Q7MC8— JenniferJHenry 👨🦲🧔👩📷📺 (@JenniferJHenry 👨🦲🧔👩📷📺)1595179237.0
“The last five questions were very hard”. 😐 https://t.co/PGvNMIwqeF— Sasha 🎀 (@Sasha 🎀)1595183901.0
The test Trump took, the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCa) is not a test of intelligence, as the President repeatedly insinuates. Rather, according to the website of the organization that developed the test, the MoCa is "a rapid screening instrument for mild cognitive dysfunction" to aid in detection of conditions such as Alzheimer's disease.