How did he not see this coming?
Leave it to Donald Trump to say the most outlandish of things and be proud of them. One of those things is a cognitive test, administered by Dr. Ronny Jackson called the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, that he keeps boasting about that, allegedly, he aced.
In a recent interview, this is what he said about the test: "t'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."
Trump’s description of a cognitive test is mesmerizing pic.twitter.com/Gx4o9HNaXR— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) July 23, 2020
He kept going: "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." He added: "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." He didn't stop: "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?'"
And finally: "I do it because I have, like, a good memory. Because I'm cognitively there."
And then came these incredible responses:
Oh my God. I give this test regularly.— overit. (@catsarebetterrr) July 23, 2020
1. There are 30 not 35 questions.
2. The delayed recall is designed to be about five minutes. Not 20 minutes.
3. You do not get extra points for recalling the items in order.
He visibly struggled to remember 5 words, 4 times in less than two minutes, while obviously being coached.— Coffee. Beans. Guatemala. Redfoot. Kobayashi. (@Brewjew308) July 23, 2020
Incredible indictment of Doctor Ronny.
Also, an amazing example of how he literally is not capable of thinking of anything that isn’t right in front of him.
“A house divided against itself, cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln— Sari Beth Rosenberg (@saribethrose) July 23, 2020
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“Person, Woman, Man, Camera, TV” @realDonaldTrump
ARE YOU A PERSON?— Noah Finneburgh (@NoahFinneburgh) July 23, 2020
A TV? pic.twitter.com/x49wuEWgJp
He literally had to name exactly what he was seeing in that moment so he wouldn't forget. And it still came off as a struggle— TK (@Purgatorrie) July 23, 2020
Easy for him to remember - Putin (person) hired a hooker (woman) and she peed on me (man) but it was recorded (camera) and now Putin is threatening to release it (TV)— MF0 (@mfosgp) July 23, 2020